Microlending Essentials
January 24-28, 2022

Microlending Essentials supports microlenders and business coaches in best practices in underwriting. We cover multiple analyses: global cash, credit history, debt-to-income and bank statement. Participants also underwrite and write credit memos for two actual microloan applications. Participants leave ready to start underwriting and improving their loan program processes. 
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“Funded [in part] through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration."

Your trainer: Emily Gasner, VP Strategic Initiatives and CDFI Incubator Director 

Emily Gasner

Prior to joining CAMEO, Emily spent the last 20 years as co-founder and leader of Working Solutions, an award-winning nonprofit microlender and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Emily led all aspects of social impact and investing. Her work resulted in $18MM+ in microloans, small business loans and micro-equity grants made to 650+ entrepreneurs. This changed thousands of lives by providing safe and affordable access to loans and equity which created economic opportunities and local jobs. Emily joined the Board of Directors of Working Solutions in 2020. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and delivering equitable financial products that increase economic growth and address systemic issues like income and wealth inequality. Outside of work, she can be found spending time with her family and her highly energetic sons Gabriel and Francis.