Students for Microenterprise Development
Join Students for Microenterprise Development!
The purpose of this organization is to promote the development of microenterprises around the world. Since 2017, SMD has been helping four groups of ethnic minority women in Cao Bang, Viet Nam, grow their microenterprise. Each year, we hold several sales events on campus to sell the handcrafted items made by the women using traditional methods. All sales proceeds go back to the women in the form of working capital to grow their business. This helps provide for the women's children's education and other family needs. Supporting the women also ensures that traditional methods of making hemp fabric and dyeing techniques using plants are not lost.
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How to Join SMD
All currently enrolled UNO students in good standing who pay University Program and Facilities Fees (UPFF) at UNO are eligible for membership. To become a member, please send a request to join SMD using Presence.
2020 - 2021 Officers
President: Claire Fischer
Vice President for Membership and Recruitment: Nina Preston
Vice President for Communications and Finance: Sam McDermott
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Catherine Y. Co