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April 24, 2019
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Project meeting
November 17, 2017
Project meeting
April 12, 2018
First group meeting
September 4, 2015
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November 30, 2021
group photo via zoom
Group photo 2020-2021
November 12, 2020
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Last group meeting of 2019
May 9, 2019
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The Internship Team
April 27, 2016
Student Success Symposium
Student Success Symposium
April 27, 2016
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March 10, 2020
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April 29, 2019

About Our Project

The UC Merced Microfinance Project (UCMMP) offers students a unique opportunity to apply their in-class learning to solve real-world issues that plague the local/regional community.

This project serves as a vehicle to demonstrate the university’s interest and investment in promoting regional economic growth.

  • Engage with local businesses
  • Analyze business finances and create microloan strategies that maximize each business's return on investment 
  • Assist in creating business profile descriptions and social media outreach plans during funding phases
  • Participate in the expansion of similar microfinancing teams at other institutions
  • Help business owners with business consulting and obtaining microloans

Interns are responsible for identifying local businesses in need of consulting and microcredit, then working with Kiva or SBDC in securing microloans for the businesses. This will be followed up by monitoring the successful implementation of the microloan agreements and the business effects.

Information for local small businesses that are interested in participating in the program is provided by clicking on the "Information"  menu button above.

Click on the "Contact Us" button to learn more abour our services or about becoming a member (if you are a UC Merced student). Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have for us!


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