Pollinate Group (Kalpavriksha)

Olivia Hayden

Kalpavriksha is the implementing partner of Pollinate Group in Nepal. The organization identifies, trains and develops change agents in urban and rural communities to serve their peers. Community change agents earn respect and meaningful income, and become role models who raise awareness about better alternatives. Pollinate Group empowers women as …

Anh Chi Em (ACE)

Olivia Hayden

The Anh Chi Em program (ACE) was founded by the French NGO Entrepreneurs du Monde (EdM) in 2007 in Dien Bien Phu, Viet Nam. It aims to empower the poor and vulnerable in the mountainous and remote areas of North Vietnam through the provision of responsible financial services and capacity …

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Mekong Plus

Olivia Hayden

Mekong Plus and its partners, Thiên Chí and Anh Dương, their Vietnamese partners, do not build schools or clinics. They instead fund microcredit loans. With Mekong Plus, no microloan is given without prior training and without the assistance of a field officer in the borrower’s community. Mekong Plus’s teams give …

Support for Rural Advancement Society (SUPPORT)

Olivia Hayden

Established in 1994, Support for Rural Advancement Society (“SUPPORT”) is a licensed Bangladeshi microfinance institution with a vision to alleviate poverty of rural communities and empower women in particular in socio-economic aspects. Their mission thus has been to support the un-banked non-urban entrepreneurs, especially women, who lack the ability to …

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Sampurna Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP)

Olivia Hayden

STEP is a non-profit organization working to improve and strengthen the living conditions of low income families in India. STEP provides microfinance to the unbanked population for creating business, medical expenses, house repair and education. Along with financial services, STEP also provides a wide range of socio-economic services like vocational …

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Dan Gaidula

Access to Energy Company (ATE Co.) has a mission to provide access to safe, innovative and affordable energy solutions to the most vulnerable households living in urban slums of the Philippines through an innovative financing scheme.  The project is implemented by offering a high-quality solar home lighting system on a …

Berendina Microfinance Institute

Dan Gaidula

Berendina Micro Investments Company Limited (BMIC) is the successor of Berendina Microfinance Institute Guarantee Limited (BMI), which commenced its operations in 2007 with the objective of uplifting the living standards of underprivileged segments in the population of Sri Lanka by enhancing the access to microfinance, Enterprise Development Services (EDS) and …

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Dan Gaidula

RENEW is a Bhutan non-governmental organization dedicated to the relief and empowerment of disadvantaged women and adolescent girls. RENEW stands for Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women. In Bhutan, many low-income households do not have access to formal financial services. Therefore, the project objective is to strengthen Bhutan’s microfinance sector by …

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Entrepreneurs du Monde

Dan Gaidula

Entrepreneurs du Monde, founded in 1998, is a French public interest association which works with populations in developing countries. The organisation helps thousands of women and men living in extremely difficult circumstances to improve their living conditions, by supporting their own entrepreneurial ventures and giving them access to products which can …

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Women and Family Development Fund

Dan Gaidula

The vision of WFDF is to become a leading provider of financial services to low income women and their families in Laos. Established in May 2009, the Women and Family Development Fund (WFDF) has a strong social mission of rural poverty alleviation through microfinance in the form of collateral free group …