Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty

 
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty has made updates to their project page.
    • 7 months ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty has received 1 donation
    • 7 months ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty posted a progress report
    Thank You for Empowering Entrepreneurs in Africa!
    By - Ally Lynch - Online Marketing Manager
    Malawi is one of the least developed and most impoverished countries on earth. Nearly 53 percent of its 15 million inhabitants live below the poverty line. Opportunity Malawi was granted a full commercial banking license in 2002 and opened its first branch in Lilongwe in 2003. The bank targets the economically...
    • 9 months ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty has received 3 donations
    • 9 months ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty has received 1 donation
    • 11 months ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty posted a progress report
    Her journey started with you.
    By - Madeline Stone - Marketing and Communications Associate
    Her journey started with you. Families living in chronic poverty are making the most of the opportunities you make possible, living their dream of having a different and better life. Because you invested in Opportunity Malawi, we can continue to invest in people like Beatrice Ngombe of Lilongwe, Malawi as we expand deeper...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty has received 2 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty posted a progress report
    You are providing children with hope for a future
    By - Ian Haisley - Director of Online Strategy
    Malawi is cautiously returning to lending after the intentional slow-down associated with the 2011-2012 macroeconomic issues in the country. The School Improvement loan was re-launched in December alongside the launch of School Fee loans. As a result, the active outstanding School Improvement loans rose from 15 to 18, a...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty posted a progress report
    You brought success to farmers and rural families in Malawi
    By - Ian Haisley - Director of Online Strategy
    With your support, we are funding the loans, services and expansion that allow smallholder farmers to increase their crops and grow more food. As harvest quality and quantities rise, food security improves, school fees are paid, homes are improved and jobs are created, families and the local community reap the benefits....
    • 1 year ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty posted a progress report
    You Changed Everything for Brenda
    By - Emily Terrell - Online Community Specialist
    Brenda Mwenitete is the hardworking owner of a knitting shop in the Chitipa Market. She recalls the challenges she faced before approaching Opportunity, struggling to earn a profit without a knitting machine. You gave Brenda the opportunity and today, with the right equipment, she has increased production and her income...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty posted a progress report
    Opportunity Malawi Weathers the Economic Storm
    By - Emily Terrell - Online Community Specialist
    Opportunity Malawi weathers the economic storm, with your partnership  Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 90% of the population living below $2 a day. Macroeconomic issues in 2010-2011 continued into 2012, hitting the poorest families the hardest. Under new president, Joyce Banda, Malawi is...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty has received 6 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty posted a progress report
    Updates from Malawi
    By - Emily Engel - Online Community Specialist
    Approximately 70% of Africans work in agriculture and these households are some of the poorest in the world. Opportunity found that farmers in Africa are producing at only 40% of their potential because they cannot access the needed best-practice information, financing and markets. With your help we work with small-scale...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty posted a progress report
    Meet a client, Joseph Meke of Ndirande, Malawi
    By - Ally Lynch - Campaign Specialist
    Joseph Meke started his maize business in 1999 in Ndirande, Malawi. Soon afterwards, his wife gave birth to their first child. They now have three children, including five-year-old twins. Providing for his growing family is one of Joseph’s primary motivations for succeeding in his business. Joseph routinely travels...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty has made updates to their project page.
    • 2 years ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty posted a progress report
    Technology in Malawi Increases Access and Empowers Individuals
    By - Ally Lynch - Campaign Specialist
    Opportunity has invested more than $20 million over the last 10 years in the use of electronic and mobile technologies to reduce transaction costs and bring services to the most marginalized and remote clients. By establishing low-cost satellite branches and deploying ATMs, point-of-sale (POS) devices and mobile banks in...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty posted a progress report
    Activity Highlights
    By - David Santoso - Online Community Specialist
    Removing Barriers: Increasing Delivery Channels to Build Access During the first six months of 2011, Opportunity Malawi opened two new satellite branches and an additional kiosk, bringing the bank’s total outlets to 39 including its fleet of mobile banks. Opportunity Malawi also provides financial services to clients...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty has received 2 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty posted a progress report
    Malawi Client Mary Jackson
    By - Jacqueline Ryan - Marketing Intern
    Mary, 25, was orphaned at five years old, and had to drop out of school after sixth grade because there was no one to pay her school fees (education is free only through sixth grade in Malawi). She started doing what she called “casual labor” — project work like cleaning and sewing — until she was...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty posted a progress report
    Savings Accounts Create Change in Malawi
    By - Olivia Schultz - Project Personnel
    In Blantyre, Malawi, dozens of women sell potatoes in the marketplace. But Grace Msowoya and her business partner Betty Louhana stand out. Frustrated by their small profit margins, they became the first women to take the bold move of becoming distributors themselves. Every two weeks, they withdraw money from their...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty posted a progress report
    Microfinace Improves Rural Malawi
    By - Emily Riemer - Marketing Communications Specialist
    In recent news, Opportunity Malawi is partnering with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to provide access to microfinance services, including agricultural loans, to over 25,000 people living in poverty through 2011. The $350,000 grant from IFAD’s Rural Livelihoods Support Program will...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 4 years ago
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  • Inspire Malawians Out of Poverty has received 4 donations
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Project Leader

Ally Lynch

Oak Brook, Illinois United States

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