WIL-Funded

VILLAGE BANKS

Pro Mujer Mexico

Texcoco, Mexico

Pro Mujer is the only institution in Mexico that combines microfinance with health care and the empowerment of women.

2008

United We Stand, Group 2 Village Bank

Near Accra, Ghana (Liberia Refugee Camp)

Buduburam is a​ UNHCR​ refugee camp ​near Accra, Ghana​, with more than 12,000 refugees from Liberia​ and Sierra Leone. The camp is served by Liberian and international NGO groups and volunteer organizations.

No web site for this bank

2008

Masanteng Village Bank- Small Enterprise Foundation

Jane Furse, South Africa

The Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF) is a pro-poor microfinance institution (MFI) that was founded in 1992. SEF provides financial and non-financial services to about 113,000 women in rural areas in Limpopo in 2014.

2009

Pro Mujer Nicagarua- "Virgen Maria" village bank.

Chinandega, Nicaragua

Nicaragua suffers from the highest cervical cancer mortality rate of any country in the Americas. Attending to this overwhelming public health concern, Pro Mujer has provided nearly 22,500 cervical cancer screenings in the last two years.

2009

Friendship Bridge and Las Campesinas Village Bank

Guatemala

Friendship Bridge works primarily with indigenous Guatemalan women in rural areas where the rate of poverty in Guatemala is the highest. While illiteracy and poverty rates are staggering in these regions, the women we work with are determined to create a change.

Visited by WIL group

2010

PRIDE

Tanzania

Promotion of Rural Initiative and Development Enterprises Limited (PRIDE Tanzania) is a micro finance institution involved in provision of credit to small and micro entrepreneurs in Tanzania.

Funded in honor of Lori Geenawalt.

2011

Sevis Finansys Fonkoze

Ganthier area, Haiti

Fonkoze (The Foundation) was created over 23 years ago to bring financial inclusion and development services to Haiti's poor - providing them a viable way to lift themselves out of poverty.

2012

Sevis Finansys Fonkoze

Ganthier area, Haiti

Fonkoze (The Foundation) was created over 23 years ago to bring financial inclusion and development services to Haiti's poor - providing them a viable way to lift themselves out of poverty.

2013

CARD

Phillipines

Center for Agriculture and Rural Development. With landless women as target clients in mind, CARD MRI first offered microloans for small-scale livelihood activities, education, health and agriculture through CARD, Inc. After several years of training and educating these women on how to manage their loans, they evolve into businesswomen who are now in need of formal banking system.

2014

Esparanza International

Dominican Republic

Esperanza International is a Christian-based not-for-profit organization that is devoted to helping poverty-stricken people of the Dominican Republic through finance, education, health, and spiritual programs

Visited by WIL group

2015

Friendship Bridge and Las Campesinas Village Bank

Agraria la Campesina, Guatemala

Friendship Bridge works primarily with indigenous Guatemalan women in rural areas where the rate of poverty in Guatemala is the highest. While illiteracy and poverty rates are staggering in these regions, the women we work with are determined to create a change.

Funded in memory of Bobbi Gohn.

2015

LEWA

Kenya

The LEWA Women's Micro-Credit Programme supports rural women living in the communities surrounding the Conservancy. We provide them with low-interest loans to enable them initiate micro-enterprises such as tailoring, homestead retail shops, poultry-keeeping, farming and more.

2015

FINCA

Uganda

Since 2017, FINCA Uganda marks 25 years of providing relevant financial services to her over 200,000 clients hence empowering and impacting communities positively.

2016

FACHIG

Zimbabwe

The Farmers’ Association of Community self-Help Investment Groups Trust (FACHIG Trust) operates in rural areas of Zimbabwe. It is a women-led farmer organisation engaging in value chain-driven climate smart agriculture and gender justice issues.

2016

DCBS

India

Dhosa Chandaneswar Bratyajan Samity (DCBS) is a micro finance institution (MFI) operating in the Indian states of West Bengal & Bihar since 2003. DCBS is committed to providing access to loans to marginalized people living in undeserved areas of rural India.

Funded in memory of Andrea Brod.

2017

Street Child

Sierra Leone

Just nine years later, we have helped over 100,000 street-children to go to school and supported over 15,000 families to set up businesses across five countries.

2018

FINCA

Ecuador

Banco FINCA currently supports approximately 31,000 Ecuadorians with small loans, which average around USD 2030, in addition to other financial services tailored to the needs and possibilities of their customers.

2018

FINCA

Afghanistan

FINCA Afghanistan serves more than 25,000 clients—especially women, ethnic minorities, and returning refugees—through 21 locations in the country with individual, small group, SME, agriculture and Islamic loans.

2018

LEWA

Kenya

The Lewa Women’s Micro-Credit Programme supports rural women living in the communities surrounding the Conservancy. We provide them with low-interest loans to enable them initiate micro-enterprises such as tailoring, homestead retail shops, poultry-keeeping, farming and more.

2018

NWTF

Philippines

Founded in 1984, NWTF is a non-government organization committed to the fight against poverty by providing Grameen-based micro financing and developmental services to the marginalized urban and rural poor of Central Philippines.

2019

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