MicroAid’s vision is to connect poor families worldwide to global resources by using the internet. MicroAid founder Richard Beresford began providing small self-help grants to poor families in rural Indonesia in 1997 – the original “micro-aid”. In 2001 he and son, Toby, formed MicroAid as a social enterprise limited company to provide the MicroAid tools to any community in the world as an online service.