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Inspiring updates from Vittana!

June 10, 2010

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Early this morning I received a really exciting email from Vittana, which is one of the three micro-enterprise organizations edot will donate to when our edotters reach 500 dots.

Vittana partners with local microfinance organizations around the world to build student loan programs from the ground up, often providing the first and only access to college loans in the countries where we work.  That’s exciting!

Here are a few of the updates in the email from their CEO and Co-Founder, Kushal Chakrabarti.

“Several weeks ago, Vittana announced they’d just funded over $100,000 to students. Today, they announced that Vittana lenders had given over $200,000 in loans to hundreds of young people who want to become engineers, policemen, biologists and much more.”

Okay.  That got my attention, which is hard to do before the first cup of coffee has gone down the hatch.  I read more of the email and was really impressed with what followed.

“Just last week, the Clinton Global Initiative recognized Vittana for its work in bringing higher education loans to developing countries for the first time. Some of this is still under wraps, but I wanted to give you a preview of what’s to come — you’ll be seeing some very cool things come out of this partnership soon. In the meantime, we’ve also been getting some wonderful other press:

The punchline is that this amazing organization just celebrated its one year anniversary.  They have gone from dream to reality for so many college students in developing nations.

Vittana, thank you for the amazing work you are doing!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2010 1:05 pm

    Great post, edot team! I can hardly wait to get to the # of dots I need to be a part of this amazing organizations work.

  2. May 20, 2017 10:49 pm

    Your posting is abultsoely on the point!

  3. May 31, 2017 10:00 am

    I am so jealous.Trying to get BPAL shipped to Australia appears to cause untold angst (from my part. I’m sure if paypal wasn’t being a freaking bitch there would be no problems from the lab pov).*sigh*

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