IN THE NEWS: Couple creates micro-finance program to aid most vulnerable

December 31, 2011 - 8:02pm

By Matthew Gauk, Nanaimo Daily News December 28, 2011

The co-ordinator of a microfinance program in eastern Congo aimed at some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on Earth said it all started at Vancouver Island University.

Nanaimoite and VIU global studies graduate Mike Boomer spent most of the past year in Bukavu, a city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, granting small business loans to impoverished women there.

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