*Entry #32: Spartan Global Development Fund Reaches a Milestone and Honors SGDF Member Mitchell J. Taylor

One of the greatest joys of my life, personal and professional, is working with Spartan Global Development Fund (SGDF), our Michigan State University-based microfinance organization, and I am delighted to report that SGDF has reached a significant milestone:  Since we made our first package of four $25 loans on July 4, 2009, SGDF has extended …

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Entry #31 Coffee Direct from Guatemala, Success for a Small Entrepreneur and His Family, and Joy for Michigan State’s Spartan Global Students

  This coffee was roasted and packaged by Sr. Victor Cataví of San Miguel Escobar, Guatemala in early January.  He was assisted by our Michigan State University Spartan Global Development Fund (SGDF) students who visited Guatemala over the holiday break 2017-2018.  Students learned about the intricacies of and hard work involved in planting, tending, harvesting, sorting, …

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