Peter Greer

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Peter’s Biography

Peter Greer joined HOPE International in July 2004, following extensive education and experience in the field of microfinance.

Peter received a B.S. in International Business from Messiah College, an M.P.P. with a concentration in Political and Economic Development from Harvard University’s Kennedy School, and an honorary doctorate from Erskine College. Prior to his education at Harvard, Peter served as Managing Director for URWEGO Community Banking in Kigali, Rwanda, for three years. He also served as a technical advisor for Self-Help Development Foundation (CARE Zimbabwe) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and worked as a microfinance advisor in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Peter speaks and writes on the topic of faith and international development and is the coauthor of The Poor Will Be Glad, The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good, and Mission Drift.

Living in Lancaster, PA, Peter and Laurel have three children.

Sarah Ann Schultz and Kristine Frey (executive writing assistants at HOPE International), Ashley Dickens (a regional representative of HOPE International), and Chris Horst (vice president of development at HOPE International) also contribute to this blog.