Alberto Solano joined Grameen Foundation in October 2009 and provides leadership and management oversight for our portfolio and activities across the Americas. He is leading our economic recovery efforts in Haiti.
Today, Leigh Carter (Executive Director of Fonkoze USA) and I gave a briefing about the current situation and role of microfinance in economic recovery efforts in Haiti. I also spoke about the role that microfinance plays in relief and recovery efforts after natural disasters and Grameen Foundation's work in the Americas region.
Leigh currently serves as Executive Director and CFO of Fonkoze USA, which is the US-based support partner of FONKOZE. Leigh provided an overview of Fonkoze, the current situation in Haiti and its long relationship with Grameen Foundation.