Microfinance Partners

Adelante Foundation

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Adelante Foundation’s mission is to improve the standard of living of extremely poor women in Honduras. Since 1999, Adelante has provided microloans so these women can start and grow their own small businesses.

Aga Khan Foundation

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The Aga Khan Foundation focuses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organizations sharing its objectives. Most Foundation grants are made to grassroots organizations testing innovative approaches in the field. With a small staff, a host of cooperating agencies and thousands of volunteers, the Foundation reaches out to vulnerable populations on four continents, irrespective of their race, religion, political persuasion or gender.

Alterna Savings

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As co-operative financial institution, Alterna Savings is deeply committed to the communities we serve. Alterna has seen first-hand the impact a micro loan can have on underserved entrepreneurs. Literally a life changer, these loans help increase income which results in better household stability and the opportunity to save for a brighter, more secure, financial future. In an era that continuously puts up economic challenges, Alterna Savings is proud to be a part of a movement that offers access to affordable and fair financial services and provides even the most financially disadvantaged the tools and the opportunities to be self-sufficient.

ASALA

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ASALA, the Palestinian Businesswomen’s Association, has been actively providing loans to women since its establishment in 1997. ASALA’s headquarters is in Ramallah and it has ten strategically located branch offices throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip. ASALA targets impoverished and excluded Palestinian women in order to empower them and put them on a track that will lead to financial independence and stability.

Association Costa Rica Grameen

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The Association Costa Rica Grameen or ACRG was formed in 2004 as a joint partnership between Whole Planet Foundation and Grameen Trust with the mission of alleviating poverty following the pure Grameen method of microfinance from Bangladesh.

Babban Gona

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Babban Gona aims to be a company to inspire and enable hardworking smallholder farmers to reach their full potential. Babban Gona seeks to improve incomes and livelihoods for one million smallholder farmers in Nigeria by 2027. This will be achieved by transitioning smallholder farmers into profitable commercial farmers by providing a holistic set of tailored agricultural services normally reserved for much more up-market farmers. Babban Gona focuses on access to training in farming techniques to improve efficiency; access to higher quality agricultural inputs proven to produce a higher quality and quantity crop; access to financing enabling farmers to purchase these inputs, financing for harvest storage to enable farmers to sell their harvest at the best price during the year; and finally, access to marketing services connecting them to bulk produce buyers. Training and financing is done in groups with no collaterals or guarantees required to participate. 

Banco ADOPEM

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ADOPEM began operations in 1982 as a Women’s World Banking affiliate and acquired a commercial banking license in 2005. With branches throughout the country, their focus is to offer a wide array of efficient financial services to people across the spectrum of poverty to improve the quality of life for all Dominicans.

Banco do Povo Credito Solidario

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Banco do Povo Crédito Solidário began operations in 1999 as a nonprofit organization offering microcredit through solidarity group lending methodologies focused on the poorest segment of the population. BP has a strong social mission of poverty alleviation and is one of the only organizations in southern Brazil offering collateral free solidarity group loans in the urban areas of Santo Andre, São Paulo.

Banigualdad

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The mission of Banigualdad is to deliver quality microfinance services in an efficient manner and to the poorest sectors of the country, promoting social and economic development over time. The lending methodology is exclusively collateral free loans and group lending along with some training and education.

Banrural Guatemala

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We partner with Banrural Guatemala in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala where Whole Foods Market sources coffee to reach more than 30,000 new microentrepreneurs.


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