Sarah in the Market Sarah at Work Naihiki and her Daughter Naidimi Loan Group

Women's Microfinance Initiative

Org #1025
Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified
2007
year founded
$288,122
raised on GlobalGiving
9
years fundraising
2
projects funded

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
http://www.wmionline.org
Facebook Page
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8609 Fenway Drive
Bethesda, MD 20818
United States
301 520 0865

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE# 3557933898
Organization Information
http://www.wmionline.org
Facebook Page
Twitter Profile
8609 Fenway Drive
Bethesda, MD 20818
United States
301 520 0865

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE# 3557933898

Project Reports

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Jul 18, 2018
Meet Sarah and her Clothing Business
Today, July 18, is a special Global Giving Bonus Day!  Your donation to the WMI loan program will receive a 50% matching as long as funds are available. The $120,000 matching fund will go...
May 1, 2018
A Naidimi Women Sells Petrol by the Side of the Road
Back in 2012, WMI began working with Rachel Blackmore, director of Weston Turville Wells for Tanzania, to add a microfinance program to their clean water and food security programs.  We’ve...
Feb 20, 2018
Building a New House!
A 2 year vetran of the WMI loan program, Stella lives in rural Ntrimiti, Kenya.  Her loans provided the capital to intensively farm 2 acres of land that yield three crops each of carrots, onions...
 
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