Results: As of May 2010:
- Current worldwide MFI partners: 22
- Clients reached via portfolio: 10+ million
- Countries served by Unitus portfolio: 9
Geographic areas served: India, East Africa, Southeast Asia and Central America
Programs: Rather than directly providing microfinance services, Unitus connects the ambitious, visionary social entrepreneurs who lead our partner MFIs with the business expertise, capital investments, and innovative tools and services required to grow faster, dream bigger, and reach farther. Their success in turn provides hope and opportunity for thousands who would otherwise remain stuck in the downward cycle of devastating poverty.
I have been involved with and financially supporting Unitus for 4 years. I choose to volunteer my time and give money to them because they have one of the most innovative approaches to reducing extreme poverty that I have ever come across. They seek out and invest in early stage entrepreneurs building the next generation of microfinance services (providing financial services to people living on < $2/day). In just 5 years, their influence has transformed financial services in India impacting 8M families and significantly more through demonstration effect. Unitus hires predominantly from the private sector creating a very high performance team and culture focused on dramatically reducing global poverty.