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Women's Microfinance Initiative

Org #1025
Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified
2007
year founded
$306,479
raised on GlobalGiving
10
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
8609 Fenway Drive
Bethesda, MD 20818
United States
301 520 0865

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE ID #3557933898
Organization Information
8609 Fenway Drive
Bethesda, MD 20818
United States
301 520 0865

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE ID #3557933898

Project Reports

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Aug 15, 2019
Beatrice Goes to Market!
This is Beatrice. She runs a Bogoya Business at Sonali Trading Center in Sironko District in Eastern Uganda. Beatrice joined the WMI Loan Program in 2007. This is the story of how she was able to...
May 30, 2019
And One Thing Leads to Another!
Before receiving a loan from WMI, Rosi and her family were struggling to make ends meet. She didn’t have any business to speak of and was trying to support 3 children and a family member who is...
Mar 7, 2019
Notes from the Field
The Women's Microfinance Initiative is a leader in providing village-level access to business skills training and financial services for rural women in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Operating for over a...
 
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