Kendra Thorogood is a fourth year Bachelor of International Business student who is learning first-hand about microfinance and the tremendous impacts it has on individuals living in poverty in rural Bangladesh. This term she is completing an internship with Grameen Bank, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 with its founder Muhammad Yunus. Grameen Bank is the only business ever to have received a Nobel Prize. (Last year, Yunus, who received an honorary doctorate from Carleton, led a discussion with students and faculty at the Sprott School of Business about international development). The internship is part of the Students for Development program, delivered by Carleton’s International Student Services Office in partnership with the Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada and funded by the Canadian International Development Agency.
Follow Kendra’s experience in Bangladesh through her blog.