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Wisconsin Microfinance

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, Financial Counseling, Food, Human Services, International, International Economic Development, Job Training, Microfinance

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 sustainably lift themselves out of poverty

Direct beneficiaries per year: 250 Haitians and 200 Filipinos

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

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