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The Power of Microfinance

On a Microfinance study abroad trip to Mexico in April of this year, NIU students met Mari Chuy. Mari has the dream of building a better life for her family by opening her own restaurant. When they returned to campus, the NIU students decided to raise the money to help her achieve her dream. Students helped her plan her budget for the project when they were there in June to present her the money. The project, and money, is managed by Investours. Be sure to watch the video to the very end to catch a tour of where the restaurant will be built and her thank you to NIU students.


By: Greg Reppucci, Videographer