Join us at our meeting on Sunday, October 20 at 6:30 pm. Our speaker will be Will Harris, Executive Director of WCCN.
For 35 years, Working Capital for Community Needs (WCCN) has created opportunities for access to microfinance, services and markets to improve the lives and communities of the working poor in Latin America. In that time, we have invested a total of $134 million, reaching an average of 25,000 small business owners every year. WCCN empowers low-income Latin American entrepreneurs by sustaining partnerships with microfinance organizations and fair trade coffee organizations in Nicaragua, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico and Peru.
Will was a recipient of the Rotary World Peace Fellowship which he used to pursue a Master’s Degree in International Relations at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, focusing his thesis on the topic of microfinance in Latin America. Will came to WCCN from the World Council of Credit Unions, and previously served on the WCCN Board of Directors for three years. He has a deep interest in Latin American culture, poverty issues, and economic development. Will speaks near native Spanish and Portuguese.