Leeda was born in California, but grew up in Michigan and earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan in 2013. Although attending the University of Michigan didn’t take her too far from home, her interest in international business and development was sparked by a sophomore year summer internship in Istanbul, Turkey. After graduation, she joined a consulting firm in Chicago and worked for two years in their financial markets group. As a member of the KF28 class, she is very excited about the opportunity to witness microfinance in action, and to work with Grameen Ghana and Ghana Women Fund.

Fellows Blog Posts by Leeda Wang

Oct 27, 2015 GH Ghana

I arrive at the group meeting spot, where approximately 60 women are gathered on a shady verandah. They start waving in surprise when they see me, and call out melodious greetings. “You are welcome, you are welcome.” Today is loan disbursement day, where these two groups will receive their requested loan amounts from Grameen Ghana, a microfinance institution based in northern Ghana with a focus on providing group loans to financially underserved women borrowers in rural northern communities. Under the group loan model, the loan is guaranteed by the members through social collateral. Because... Continue Reading >>