Rosi in her Furniture Shop Rosi Outside her Storefront One of the WMI Borrowers On the Way to Market

Women's Microfinance Initiative

Org #1025
Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified
2007
year founded
$302,333
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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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...
Dec 19, 2018
Nyongeza and the Mushroom Ladies
Often we find ourselves or our borrowers proposing small projects that, while not directly falling into our lending and training focus, provide the spark or catalyst necessary to fulfill our larger...
Oct 4, 2018
Take your Child to Work Day - East Africa Style
Every day is Take your Child to Work Day in rural East Africa.  Multi-tasking is the way of life.  Our borrowers juggle their child care responsibilities with tending the garden which...
 
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