Mission: We’re a non-profit organization raising money that is used for small loans in Haiti and the Philippines. These small loans (microloans) help disempowered entrepreneurs gain a small amount of control over their financial future.
Results: 1000+ loans made in Haitib, 99+% repaid on time, 1000 applicants in Haiti on a waiting list, expanded program to the Philippines in 2014, 100% repayment on Philippines loans
Target demographics: individuals advance out of poverty
Direct beneficiaries per year: 250 Haitians and 25 Phlippinos
Geographic areas served: a small rural community in Haiti and in the Visayas in the Philippines
Programs: microloans to help people take the first step toward financial independence
Wisconsin Microfinance has done exceptional work in developing economies in Haiti and the Philippines. 100% of my donation went right to loan recipients, who used the money to start small businesses and escape poverty. Since I donated, the village in Haiti has opened a new health clinic, a market, and a school. Looking forward to seeing where they go next!