Archive for May, 2009

Yeardley Smith and GF: Journal Day 1

May 22, 2009
Yeardley Smith with microfinance client

Yeardley Smith with Fonkoze client

Hi. Yeardley Smith, here; actress, author, and generally good egg. I’m just back from a trip to Haiti with Alex Counts, Prez and CEO of Grameen Foundation, and his colleague, Kate Druschel. I’d say of all the things I’ve done in the past 5 years, (and I’ve been busy), this trip –three days in Haiti—seems to have piqued all my friends’ interest more than anything else.  So…

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GF and Yeardley Smith Team up to Fight Poverty

May 22, 2009
Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Actress and television voice of Lisa Simpson, Yeardley Smith has teamed up with Grameen Foundation to fight poverty.

She has recently returned from a trip to Haiti to visit GF partner Fonkoze and learn first hand about the experiences of poor women whose lives have been transformed by microfinance.

She will be blogging here about this live-changing journey over the next few days.