Microfinance and the 2009 World Economic Forum

On January 28th, the world’s economic leaders will gather at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2009 to discuss the current financial crisis. We recently received an announcement from ACCION International calling to increase pressure on the World Economic Forums’s chairman to “promote and prioritize microfinance at the upcoming conference.”

From the announcement:

  • “Our goal is to gather 10,000 petition signatures by January 21st to make sure we’ve caught the WEF chairmen’s attention before the Forum begins on the 28th. We need your help to make sure that the WEF’s chairmen use the meeting to help those hardest hit by the crisis – the 3+ billion people around the world currently living on less than $2 a day.”

We encourage you to get involved and sign the petition at: http://www.LendToEndPoverty.org/email