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.

Joy Nangoye and Her Motorbike

Joy Nangoye and Her Motorbike
Photo from Progress Report 'Must see Uganda Photos!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Prisca Mafabi and Her Motorbike

Prisca Mafabi and Her Motorbike
Photo from Progress Report 'Must see Uganda Photos!' (view small | med | large | orig)

The Walt Whitman High School Interns in Buyobo, UG

The Walt Whitman High School Interns in Buyobo, UG
Photo from Progress Report 'July/August 2010 Update!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Women arriving to pick up PostBank loans

Women arriving to pick up PostBank loans
Photo from Progress Report 'WMI Expands Loans to Poor Women in Africa in 2010' (view small | med | large | orig)

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)

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