1,000 Microloans for Rural Women in East Africa

 
$142,588
$7,412
Raised
Remaining

WMI borrowers making new lives for themselves

WMI borrowers making new lives for themselves
WMI borrowers attend weekly support group meetings where they discuss business problems and celebrate their successes. They use their profits to buy food, pay school fees and improve healthcare for their families. They gain self-confidence and become advocates for improvements in their commmunities. (view small | med | large | orig)

Getting Started

Getting Started
First time WMI borrower learning how to keep her books (view small | med | large | orig)

Proud shop owner

Proud shop owner
Olive Bwarisi shows off her wares in the shop she started with a WMI loan. (view small | med | large | orig)

Life is good

Life is good
WMI borrower rejoices at being able to support her family with income from her business. (view small | med | large | orig)

The Journey

The Journey
See how the borrowers participate in the WMI program (view small | med | large | orig)

A lesson in finance

A lesson in finance
A WMI borrower receives instruction about good business practices. Because many borrowers have no prior experience managing money, they are taught business skills before they receive their loans. (view small | med | large | orig)

Drinking Straw Equality

Drinking Straw Equality
Members of Bulambuli village gather around to drink a borrower's home brew that she sells as part of her business. Borrowers report feeling more confident and having more say in the family, after they receive their first loans. (view small | med | large | orig)

Sewing

Sewing
Jackline Nagudi smiles for the camera as she works at her sewing business. Jackline received her loan from WMI. (view small | med | large | orig)

WMI Borrower at her Saloon

WMI Borrower at her Saloon
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WMI Borrower selling produce

WMI Borrower selling produce
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Organization

Project Leader

Robyn Nietert

President
Bethesda, Maryland United States

Where is this project located?

Map of 1,000 Microloans for Rural Women in East Africa