Jose Quinonez

Building on What's Good: A New Way to Fight Poverty"

Jose Quinonez

Talk: Building on What's Good: A New Way to Fight Poverty"

José Quiñonez is the founding CEO of Mission Asset Fund (MAF), the nonprofit behind the award-winning Lending Circles program. To date, Lending Circles have helped more than 7,000 people across the country access over $6.5 million in zero-interest loans to build credit, apply for citizenship, go to college, buy homes, and start businesses. In 2016, José received a MacArthur “Genius” Award for bringing creativity and innovation to the field of financial services. In this talk, José shares the secret behind the success of the Lending Circles program and considers what that can teach us about the best ways to fight poverty.

Jose Quinonez

José Quiñonez is the founding CEO of Mission Asset Fund (MAF), the nonprofit behind the award-winning Lending Circles program. To date, Lending Circles have helped more than 7,000 people across the country access over $6.5 million in zero-interest loans to build credit, apply for citizenship, go to college, buy homes, and start businesses.

Mission Asset Fund

MAF is located in San Francisco’s vibrant Mission District, a neighborhood known for its street festivals, colorful murals, and super burritos. It’s home to cooks, house cleaners, and small business owners who dream of someday sending their kids to college or owning a home.

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