Scholarships for college students to travel to Latin America to learn about the work of BBVA Microfinance Foundation

For four weeks, young university students will visit the central offices of the entities of the institution, where they will receive microfinance training, before starting field work.

In this last stage, the students will accompany the microfinance advisor on his visits to the entrepreneurs to learn about and analyze their business and offer the financial products and services most suitable to their needs and thus experience the whole process of loan approval and monitoring. .

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Ana Howyon is one of the fifteen young Spaniards who have already experienced a DIME scholarship. They all agree that it was an enriching experience that could determine their future, and therefore the future of many people.

After her trip to Colombia as a second edition scholarship recipient, this Madrid student with a double degree in Business Administration and Marketing explained what this opportunity meant for her: “I have seen dedication, passion and sacrifice, both in the entrepreneurs and in me and my collaborators. They have filled me with energy. To look for the same in my work. I’ve discovered how exciting and rewarding it is to work on improving the lives of others and I really hope to find it (or create) it in my career.”

Michael Pedrosa, a business and management student from Bilbao, another scholarship holder who was able to travel to Chile with BBVAMF, notes that “the entrepreneurs gave us a lesson in humanity, how to overcome problems, and try to improve every day through Day by day, to fight for a decent life and achieve your goals.”

This opportunity is now available to other young people, so that they can live the experience of knowing the social part of the financial sector firsthand, and the life-changing value of microfinance, through the work of the BBVA Microfinance Foundation, which fulfills 15 years for inclusive and sustainable developmentIt has just been recognized by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development as the institution that contributes most to development in the region and first in the world in terms of contributing to gender equality.

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