PLNU Center for International Development



Business to serve the least of these

You’re concerned about global poverty. You think handouts fail to address the root problems. You have a passion for business – but busines with integrity and purpose. You want to get connected with others  who share your concern and your passion. The Center for International Development (CID) at the Fermanian School of Business want to partner with you.

At the CID, we combine practical business knowledge with compassionate hearts to address the deepest challenges of poverty around the world.

Here, you’re invited, along with organizations around the world, to support others as they seek meaningful, productive, and sustainable livelihoods. Partner with us as we seek new and better ways to serve others in need.

Two Dollar Challenge

The Microfinance Club’s $2 Challenge successfully raised funds and awareness about poverty to  students and the local community.

Sign up to participate in this year’s $2 a Day Challenge, taking place April 11th through the 13th.  Email for more information or to register.

Check it out in the news: San Diego Union Tribune // Fox 5 // The CW

Lazarian World Homes

PLNU’s Center for International Development partners with Lazarian World Homes to build structures out of sustainable interlocking Styrofoam blocks in places of needs throughout the world. Check out more here.


Microfinance Matters

PLNU is making an impact locally and around the world. The Microfinance Club holds event to spread awareness and get students connect with the cause. PLNU hosts Microfinance 101, a four-week course providing an understanding of how microfinance is being utilized in San Diego today. The club also helps put on the San Diego Microfinance Summit.