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.

Irene - WMI Head Trainer

Irene - WMI Head Trainer
Photo from Progress Report 'Irene's Daughter Graduates from University!' (view small | med | large | orig)

The Onion Queen of Beteza

The Onion Queen of Beteza
Photo from Progress Report 'The Onion Queen of Buteza' (view small | med | large | orig)

Here comes the Band!

Here comes the Band!
Photo from Progress Report 'Beverly's Excellent Adventure - A Journey from Shikokho Kenya to Buyobo Uganda' (view small | med | large | orig)

Preparing the Bogoyas

Preparing the Bogoyas
Photo from Progress Report 'Beverly's Excellent Adventure - A Journey from Shikokho Kenya to Buyobo Uganda' (view small | med | large | orig)

Beverly talks to WMI

Beverly talks to WMI
Photo from Progress Report 'Beverly's Excellent Adventure - A Journey from Shikokho Kenya to Buyobo Uganda' (view small | med | large | orig)
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