Thursday, February 19, 2009

Odd coincidences

According to Wikipedia, Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961. According to Wikipedia, his Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geitner, was born on August 18, 1961.

After obtaining her PhD in Anthropology Obama's mother, Sydney Ann Dunham returned to Indonesia where she
pursued a career in rural development championing women’s work and microcredit for the world’s poor, with Indonesia’s oldest bank, the United States Agency for International Development, the Ford Foundation, Women's World Banking, and as a consultant in Pakistan.
Geithner's father,
Peter F. Geithner, is the director of the Asia program at the Ford Foundation in New York. During the early 1980s, Peter Geithner oversaw the Ford Foundation's microfinance programs in Indonesia being developed by Ann Dunham-Soetoro, Obama's mother, and they met in person at least once.
Conclusion: This ought to be a good administration for those interested in microfinance!

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