Learning the Proper Grip Eric coaching a young girl Dedicating Mutufu Building January 2020 Building the Latrine

Women's Microfinance Initiative

Org #1025
Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified
2007
year founded
$327,456
raised on GlobalGiving
12
years fundraising
2
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

WMI was founded in November, 2007 by seven Washington DC area professional women to address women's economic disenfranchisement in rural East Africa. Two board members were working with a rural women's association in Sironko District, Uganda through a church project, and the village women asked for help to establish a loan program. WMI, unlike conventional aid initiatives, preserves its capital basis by providing loans rather than subsidies. 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... read more

Projects (3)

Project Leaders
Robyn Nietert
Robyn Nietert
Organization Information
8609 Fenway Drive
Bethesda, MD 20818
United States
301 520 0865
Organization Information
8609 Fenway Drive
Bethesda, MD 20818
United States
301 520 0865

Project Reports

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Apr 12, 2021
WHACK, WHACK, WHACK!
Dear Donors, Whack, Whack, Whack. That’s the sound of table tennis balls being returned in the meeting hall at Women’s Microfinance Initiative’s headquarters in rural Buyobo, Uganda....
Dec 21, 2020
LET THERE BE LIGHT!
Dear Donors, WMI is currently building its eighth meeting pavilion, due to be completed in time for loan training and issuance in January 2021. Constructing pavilions, like this one in rural Gombe,...
Aug 25, 2020
Navigating Through Covid-19
Dear Donors: We hope that you are continuing to stay safe and well this summer. Although the world has changed substantially in the past six months, we are happy to report that Women’s...
 
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