Beyond MU: ‘Financial Equity in Action’ is Aug. 26 

Beyond MU: Lifelong Learning will host a webinar titled “Financial Equity in Action: Alumni and Students Living the Marquette Mission in Partnership with Eskala” on Thursday, Aug. 26, at noon. Register via Zoom. 

Learn how a handful of Marquette alumni, as well as students in Marquette’s Commercial Banking program are partnering with a new for-profit, microfinancing spinoff from Global Brigades — the world’s largest student-led humanitarian organization — which was founded at Marquette. The new microfinance initiative, called Eskala, is leading the evolution of microfinance by including microequity and a plan to invest in 20,000 community-owned banks empowering 18 million people living in poverty in Central America. 

In this powerful session, we’ll spotlight how the Marquette community, through its alumni network, is reinvigorating the microfinancing movement. Participants will also learn how we can all make a global impact right where we are. Finally, attendees will hear how Marquette alumni and current students are embodying “Eskala,” from the Spanish verb “to climb,” by partnering with community banks in, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and beyond to empower local entrepreneurs and residents to break the cycle of poverty in their communities.