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Small Enterprise Foundation

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The aim of The Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF) is to work toward the elimination of poverty and unemployment. SEF does this through the provision of credit for self-employment, combined with savings mobilization and a methodology that substantially increases the poor’s chances of success in their micro-enterprises.

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Pro Mujer

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Over a 23-year history, Pro Mujer has disbursed more than US $1 billion dollars in small loans that averaged $448 at the end of 2013. In addition to financial services, such as savings, loans and insurance, Pro Mujer has provided business and empowerment training, preventive health education and primary healthcare …

MicroLoan Foundation

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MicroLoan Foundation’s mission is to significantly reduce poverty and inequality in rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. It does this through the provision of microfinance services: small loans; specialized business training and ongoing personal mentoring; whilst facilitating saving and financial planning to women who are completely excluded from financial services, the …

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Chamroeun Microfinance Limited

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CHAMROEUN Microfinance Limited is a microfinance operator in Cambodia established at the end of 2005 by French NGO, Entrepreneur du Monde. Its mission is to assist poor families living in urban depressed areas, increase their incomes, overcome unexpected expenses and develop long term projects through the provision of loans, savings, …

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Grameen America

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Grameen America is a microfinance organization established in 2008 whose mission is to help alleviate poverty through entrepreneurship by providing loans, savings programs, credit establishment, and other services to the working poor, especially women, in the United States.

A Story from our Partner – MicroLoan Foundation

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A huge thanks to Peter Ryan, Founder and CEO of the MicroLoan Foundation, for contributing this blog post. MicroLoan Foundation is a Whole Planet Foundation partner in Malawi where WFM sources WTG vegan cane sugar. We chose to set up in Malawi because it is one of the poorest countries …

Interest Rates in Microfinance

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Do you remember walking to class in college and that same guy would ask you if you needed a credit card?  I think his name was Timmy. For me at least, it came down to easy cash from Timmy or the blood bank.  Books (beer) weren’t getting any cheaper. After …

Beyond Microfinance

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Access to capital for the poor is absolutely critical if we want to eradicate poverty. It’s why at Whole Planet Foundation, this is what we focus on – raising funds to distribute to microfinance institutions (MFIs) who lend the money out to the poor. Unfortunately, the poorest countries also tend lack …