What we're about

About the Microfinance Club San Francisco Bay area

The Club is an independent discussion forum between industry players, academic researchers, and students on relevant programs on current issues related to microfinance. Its purpose is to promote exchanges and debates between professionals involved in access to financial services, from a wide variety of institutions and representatives of various points of view. The club is focused on how to solve sociological and humanitarian problems with people from diverse domains and territories.

The Club organizes regular events on specific topics and participates in events organized by partner and associated forums and institutions.

Open membership

If you're passionate in financial inclusion as either an Economist, Academic Researcher, Impact Investor, Investment Banker, Asset Manager, Volunteer in the 3rd world, Credit Analyst, NGO Professional, an individual lender, donor, Software Engineer, Data Scientist or Master student in Public Administration(MPA), you're welcome to join the club regardless of your ethnicity. That says the club should be a collective contribution-based group where each member with diverse background share his/her ideas with others in order to brainstorm and create ideas to solve problems faced by the microfinance world.

The Club is an informal and independent association of individuals involved in an individual capacity. Its members do not participate in the name, or as representative, of the institutions for which they work. None of member of the Microfinance club San Francisco Bay area is allowed to represent his/her employer to solicit any business.


If you have any suggestion regarding events of the club, feel free to send us email at clubmicrofinancesf@gmail.com

Upcoming events (1)

Microfinance in Myanmar

Online event

Here comes our 7th discussion event on the 22nd of March Monday. We have a special speaker from Yangon, Myanmar.

Dee Dee Wai Yan Kyaw has 13 years of experience in NGO and Microfinance sector in Myanmar. He previously worked with VisionFund Microfinance in Myanmar, Maha Agriculture Microfinance, and Shinhan Microfinance in the capacities of Risk Management, internal audit, and Fraud Investigation. He has Bachelor of Art (Business Management) from Yangon University.

Venue: Online address to be announced soon
Time/ Date: Monday, the 22nd of March,[masked]:30pm PCT (=9:00am next day Yangon time)

Dee Dee will present us about: how do Burmese unique cultural aspects affect the way microfinance operates in the country? ; what are challenges they are facing in terms of funding, risk management, customer acquisitions etc. ?; How are microfinance companies in Myanmar coping with the current pandemic? ; how to find opportunities in the microfinance in Myanmar?

The presentation by the speaker will be followed by Q&A session.

If you have specific questions regarding microfinance in Myanmar, feel free to message me or email me at [masked] so that we can prepare accordingly.

We're looking forward to gaining some insights on Myanmar's microfinance market from the local expert. The link to the online meetup event will be announced later.

Past events (6)

FiDaaS: Financial IDentity as a Service


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