Posted: Oct 11, 2012 11:13 AM by Q2 News
Updated: Oct 11, 2012 11:13 AM
Q2 is helping to bring "Banking on Trust" to the Babcock Theater on Thursday at 7 p.m. Q2's Stan Parker shot & edited this film during the year before he started working here.
It was shot on location in Argentina, delivering the personal stories of those fighting to get out of poverty.
The event is free and open to the public.
About the film:
Pioneers in the fight against global poverty are exploring an innovative method of helping the world's poor. They offer a hand up through access to credit and other financial services that the developed world takes for granted. The idea is simple, it's about giving small loans to people in poverty - usually to women in developing countries - who can then use that loan to start small businesses out of their homes.
The global payback rate for microfinance is commendable, but that doesn't tell the whole story. For a microfinance investor the desired return on investment is far more than just monetary. These investors want to see that their loans are improving lives, educating children, fighting hunger, and creating sustainable communities wherever their dollars go.
So go on a journey to Argentina to see how a little loan goes a long way. Meet borrowers, lenders and experts from four microfinance institutions in one of Latin America's destination countries as we explore the real impact of microlending efforts in the lives of those who need it most.