Meet Sophie Nelson! She’s the Fundraising Coordinator for Wisconsin Microfinance for La Crosse! Read all about the benefit concert coming up in April to raise awareness for a great cause!
SN: Ephraim, Door County, Wisconsin
SN: Majors: International Business and Economics, Minors: Spanish and Sustainable Business
HC: Tell us a little bit about Wisconsin Microfinance.
SN: Wisconsin Microfinance is a nonprofit organization that works to reduce poverty by providing microloans to very poor communities in areas of Haiti and the Philippines. The loans are provided in a “loan-pool” format to be distributed to local entrepreneurs. These loans target women, many of whom have not had a paying job before. The program has been incredibly successful, with a 100% payback rate and 800 more individuals on the waiting list.
HC: What is your role with Wisconsin Microfinance?
SN: I am the fundraising coordinator for the La Crosse area
HC: Give us more information on the Reggae for a Reason Benefit Concert.
SN: Reggae for a reason will be held on April 14th from 4 to 9 at the Pearl Street Brewery. There will be live music from the award winning reggae band Unity. Entrance is $5, which gets you one free raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets may be bought and will give you a chance to win one of many prizes from local businesses! 100% of the money raised will go towards creating new loans for aspiring entrepreneurs in these very poor communities.
Come out on April 14th to support Wisconsin Microfinance and enjoy a great beer and amazing music while your at it!
April 14th from 4 to 9PM Music 6-9 PM Music is provided by Unity the Band, an award-winning original roots reggae band based in Wisconsin!
100% of all funds raised goes towards creating new loans! Win awesome raffle prizes provided by local businesses! Entry fee $5- gets you one raffle ticket