Thoughts from a Departing Intern

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the Campaign these past few months. It has been a very positive experience and the enthusiasm with which the staff of both MCS and RESULTS approaches its work still never ceases to amaze me.

Over the course of my internship, I did a lot of work that revolved around expanding and maintaining communications with our supporters and general stakeholders of the microfinance field. The mission of the Microcredit Summit Campaign to promote microfinance as well as facilitate innovation is truly an admirable and I hope my limited time here has made a contribution, however small, to putting microfinance more at the forefront of development.

I was also given the opportunity to read and blog about latest developments in microfinance, to attend lectures at places such as the World Bank, to research potential partners and donors, and, most importantly, to learn the human stories of those who have successfully utilized microfinance as a means out of poverty. Despite its detractors, microfinance certainly has a place in the fight against global poverty. As a wise man once put it, “It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.”

I would like to thank staff members of both MCS and RESULTS Educational Fund for being so helpful and welcoming; I wish them the best in all they do.

Winston