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.

PostBank comes to collect loan applications

PostBank comes to collect loan applications
Photo from Progress Report 'WMI Expands Loans to Poor Women in Africa in 2010' (view small | med | large | orig)

Blue Group leads the parade of borrowers

Blue Group leads the parade of borrowers
Photo from Progress Report 'WMI Expands Loans to Poor Women in Africa in 2010' (view small | med | large | orig)

Kids checking out books at their new library

Kids checking out books at their new library
Photo from Progress Report 'WMI Expands Loans to Poor Women in Africa in 2010' (view small | med | large | orig)

The WMI staff with Robyn Nietert

The WMI staff with Robyn Nietert
Photo from Progress Report 'WMI Expands Loans to Poor Women in Africa in 2010' (view small | med | large | orig)

Robyn Nietert, WMI Pres., helps with 2010 loans

Robyn Nietert, WMI Pres., helps with 2010 loans
Photo from Progress Report 'WMI Expands Loans to Poor Women in Africa in 2010' (view small | med | large | orig)
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