Village Earth

GSLL 1512 – Micro-Finance Projects : Sustainable Community Development and the Role of Women

Start Date

April 12, 2024

End Date

May 17, 2024

Registration Fee


Register Before

April 9, 2024

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The role of micro-enterprises in developing communities is crucial. This course examines the process of identifying projects to fit the needs of people and equipping individuals with the basic skills to run these projects. Of particular emphasis is the role of women in the process. Projects oriented towards women are important means of increasing their self esteem – which can have far reaching economic and social impact on the entire community.

All required reading materials for the course are available online.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Kamala Parekh

Instructor Bio

Kamala Parekh is the Co-Director of the Human Development Project in villages of India and rural communities in Zambia. Her area of expertise includes designing training and development programs for organizational transformation using the technology of participative management.

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