Women's Microfinance Initiative

Started by women in the Washington, D.C. area, WMI makes loans to impoverished women in developing nations who have no access to banks. Issuing affordable, collateral-free loans for as little as $50, WMI promotes women's economic empowerment to reduce global poverty. WMI's goal is to help poor women build assets to stabilize their income, improve their familiy's living standard, become advocates for their families/communities, and transition into independent banking and the formal economy.
1,000 Microloans for Rural Women in East Africa
 
$166,509
$33,491
Raised
Remaining
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. project reportread updates from the field
Help US Students Finish Classrooms in Uganda
 
$1,317
$1,183
Raised
Remaining
This project will complete construction of 3 new classrooms for a dilapidated primary school and repair three more classrooms so that children can learn in a safe environment. project reportread updates from the field
US Students Electrify Classrooms in Rural Uganda
 
$925
$1,075
Raised
Remaining
This project will enable the solar electrification of three new classrooms that previous groups of interns helped construct and decorate at Buyobo Primary School. It will also continue the 'tea and buns' program for the teachers at the Primary School. This program is sponsored by a group of US High School students who will travel to Uganda in June 2012 to teach English and Math at Buyobo Primary School. project reportread updates from the field

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