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As Otterbein University alumni we believe that even small acts can change the world, and we believe that there are many ways to change the world. We intend on continuing to exemplify the principles of community service instilled in us by Otterbein University.

Otterbein's Center for Community Engagement has been honored by the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor roll for five consecutive years. Every year, more than 70,000 hours are donated by Otterbein students through our Center for Community Engagement. Approximately 80% of the student body participated in community service in 2009-10. In addition, 90 service-learning courses enrolled over 1,000 students that same year.

About us
The team consists of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of Otterbein University a private liberal arts University based in Westerville, Ohio.

Otterbein’s story began in the mid-1800s, before the abolition of slavery, before the women’s right movement, before equality and inclusion were rights. In 1847, equality and inclusion actually laid the foundation of Otterbein.

Otterbein included women as faculty members and as students from its founding, and it was the first institution in the nation to do so. Otterbein admitted students of color before the Civil War, rescued fugitive slaves and welcomed Japanese-American students who had been sent to internment camps during World War II. And it gave students a voice in its story through its unique governance system beginning in the 1920s. Today, approximately 3,000 students come to Otterbein each year to experience that same spirit of inclusion.

Location: Westerville, Ohio       Team website


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  • Nikabou
    Nikabou received a loan from Michael to buy 5 containers of yams.
  • Cooperativa Apropal
    Cooperativa Apropal received a loan from Michael more than 300 farming families export heart of palms and avoid the drug trade.
  • Hamida
    Hamida received a loan from Michael to pay for her dental treatment at the dentist.
  • Armando
    Armando received a loan from Michael to buy construction materials.
  • Tanag San Jose 3 Group
    Tanag San Jose 3 Group received a loan from Michael to buy baking pans, bowls and a mixer to prepare and soft sell fruit cakes which are highly demanded in the holiday season.
  • Biwott
    Biwott received a loan from Michael to purchase maize and millet for making flour.
  • Emmaruth
    Emmaruth received a loan from Michael to build a sanitary toilet for her family.
  • John
    John received a loan from Michael to purchase wholesale sunflower seeds from 60 female farmers, allowing them to stockpile and extend production, utilizing their new machines at capacity of pressing 8 tons/day.
  • Akmaral
    Akmaral received a loan from Michael to buy pedigreed cattle to increase her income from raising cattle.
  • Oretha
    Oretha received a loan from Michael to buy more rubber dishes to sell.

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