Seven years ago, UW Madison grad student Gergens Polynice departed his Port Au Prince home to return to Madison just hours before a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Island of Haiti. Polynice’s family survived, but Polynice noticed that traditional relief agencies, like the Red Cross, were focused on immediate disaster aid. No one at the time […]
Local non-profit organization Wisconsin Microfinance provides small start up loans to entrepreneurs in countries like Haiti and the Philippines. 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing visits with co-directors Meg DiPoto and Tracy Harvey about the impact these loans are having.