Student Post – A visit from Caja Rural Los Andes

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This October the Lauder Institute had the pleasure of receiving a distinguished alumna and member of Wharton’s Latin American Board, Rosanna Ramos-Velita (Lauder/Wharton ’92). Currently the Chairman of the Board of Caja Rural Los Andes, a microfinance bank serving rural entrepreneurs in the Andean regions of Peru, Rosanna spoke to Lauder students about the organization’s impressive track record under her leadership and the importance of public service. The visit was well attended by numerous Lauder students, Lauder Director Mauro Guillen, and Spanish Program Director Mili Lozada and provided a forum for students to learn first hand about issues facing businesses in their target region. Students also enjoyed the opportunity to interact with Rosanna and several of her employees in a reception that followed.

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By Samantha Weisz, Lauder/Wharton Class of 2014 and member of Lauder’s Spanish program