U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton included content from our May Zafèn press release in her remarks today at the Global Diaspora Forum in Washington. She said:

“Now, this story can be and is being replicated in country after country. For instance, we have Katleen Felix here today. She helped launch a new microfinance organization to connect members of the Haitian diaspora with access to capital to businesses and development projects on the ground in Haiti that would not qualify for traditional bank loans. So far, they’ve raised more than $1 million, created more than 760 jobs, and helped fund everything from clean water filters to halt the spread of cholera, to a new hen house in northeast Haiti that is earning income for 100 women.

Clinton’s full remarks here: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/07/195479.htm

Zafèn press release here: http://newsroom.depaul.edu/NewsReleases/showNews.aspx?NID=2449

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