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Review for Womens Microfinance Initiative Corporation, Bethesda, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I support WMI because it uses my money effectively to empower women in East Africa. WMI is an all volunteer organization; therefore its administrative costs are almost non-existent. WMI's program has rethought microfinance and how it should be delivered to women borrowers and through its loans, it has raised the standard of living over 500% for thousands of women and their families. I know of no more effective 501(c)(3) measured in terms of the results achieved with its funding. WMI truly is eradicating poverty one loan at a time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I do not work in the field. However, WMI carefully tracks its borrowers progress through surveys conducted every six months that measure quantitative and qualitative aspects of their lives. The results are outstanding.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see WMI receive even more funding. More funding=more lives changed and more women empowered.

Role:  Volunteer & Advisory Board Member/Grant writer and supervisor.