Women's Microfinance Initiative

Started by women in the Washington, D.C. area, 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 to help poor women build assets to stabilize their income, improve their familiy's living standard, become advocates for their families/communities, and transition into independent banking and the formal economy.

Kamida at her Restaurant

Kamida at her Restaurant
Photo from Progress Report 'Two Children at University!' (view small | med | large | orig)

A new borrower holds her 200,000 shilling loan

A new borrower holds her 200,000 shilling loan
Photo from Progress Report 'The Loan is Arranged!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Nabbosa Serving a Customer

Nabbosa Serving a Customer
Photo from Progress Report 'Please Give Hope to Nabbosa' (view small | med | large | orig)

Biyinzika

Biyinzika
Photo from Progress Report 'Please Give Hope to Nabbosa' (view small | med | large | orig)

WMI Borrowers Learn to Embroider

WMI Borrowers Learn to Embroider
Photo from Progress Report 'The WMI Sewing Circle?' (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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