Empower Program for Social Entrepreneurship

SKS Microfinance - Dwijo Goswami

Dwijo Goswami


Major / fields of study: Iternational Relations (Development Economics), Political Science

Tufts program & expected graduate year: Tufts Undergraduate College of Arts & Sciences, 2011

Being a student of development economics, Iā€™m really interested in the idea and potential of microfinance. It was great to spend so much time out in the field of an efficiently run for-profit organization to understand how the model really works. My main project ā€“ the social impact and market assessment study ā€“ allowed me to visit several dozen centre meeting and conduct one-on-one interviews with clients in order to gather data for our study. We also spent a lot of time in the different field branches and field officers, getting to learn how they go about their daily business, giving us a very bottom up view of microfinance.