University of Pennsylvania Microfinance Conference, Philadelphia 2017

Arc’s Managing Director Niki Armacost participated at this year’s University of Pennsylvania Microfinance Conference, the first undergraduate microfinance conference in the United States.
The annual conference explores the myriad of ways that microfinance has contributed to economic development in terms of product offerings and lending methods in the wake of increased government regulation and immigration crises. This year’s conference showcased the experiences of microfinance practitioners as they addressed their research, successes and challenges in the field. Niki Armacost discussed the impact Arc has made in empowering women in India and Haiti to take more active roles in their households and the financial and energy literacy program that Arc is developing in India.