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Microfinance
 

800 Microloans for poor women in rural East Africa
Self-sustaining micro finance initiative issuing collateral-free, interest-bearing loans, for as little as $50, to poor women in rural East Africa to start businesses to support their families. The borrowers' priorities for the use of their profits are: better nutrition, healthcare and paying school fees for their children. WMI provides outreach in all of these areas by empowering women with options to provide better care for their families.

Location: Uganda | Need: $99,999
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Support Sustainability for Guatemalan Farmers
Families in the village of Villa Linda will be able to increase their incomes through various economic and agricultural projects and, in turn, buy the land that they are working.

Location: Guatemala | Need: $17,517
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Sponsor Microfinance: Empower Small Businesses
Project will provide training and financial booster-shot to small businesses, enabling them to start, expand and become self-sufficient. This assistance will help them to break the cycle of poverty. The beneficiaries receive education / training in business management that helps them succeed in their small businesses. Individuals and businesses become self-sufficient and this boosts economic development. Priority is given to women.

Location: Sierra Leone | Need: $5,900
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Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women
About 500 women each month learn tailoring and how to run a small tailoring business from their homes. Women enter the 6-month course not knowing how to thread a needle; they leave with a livelihood.

Location: Afghanistan | Need: $100,000
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Support Sustainability for Nicaraguan Farmers
Supporting the Agros villages of Nicaragua will enable families to increase their incomes through various economic and agricultural projects. The families can then buy the land that they are working.

Location: Nicaragua | Need: $40,000
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Be! Inspiring girls w/ new stories of possibility
BE! is a multimedia movement to inspire millions of girls in India to choose to become entrepreneurs, to solve the social, economic & environmental problems they face in their lives.

Location: India | Need: $95,000
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