MicroLoan Foundation

MicroLoan Foundation

Charity information

MicroLoan Foundation

MicroLoan Foundation provides small loans & ongoing training & mentoring to impoverished women in sub-Saharan Africa. This enables them to set up small businesses & work their way out out of poverty.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    MicroLoan Foundation (MicroLoan) is a UK-based microfinance charity that provides small loans, basic business training and ongoing mentoring support to poor women in sub-Saharan Africa. We currently operate in Malawi and Zambia, supporting over 28,000 women directly, and approximately a further 140,000 of their dependents.

    With the training and capital we provide, our clients set up small, self-sustainable businesses such as market stalls or bakeries. Our ongoing, in-depth business training and mentoring ensures the success of their businesses. Profits made are invested in healthcare, food and education for their children, as well as saving for a sustainable future free from poverty.

    Once their businesses are up and running, the women re-pay their loans. We have a 99% repayment rate. MicroLoan then recycles these loans, to make more loans. Again and again. So the impact of a donation to MicroLoan Foundation continues to be felt, year after year. It's a brilliantly simple, powerful idea. Every penny you donate, keeps on giving.

  • Aims

    MicroLoan Foundation aims to:

    • Having a positive, sustainable impact on livelihoods in the communities in which we work.
    • Being transparent and accountable, both in the way we spend the funds we raise and in our own performance.
    • Maintaining a dynamic and entrepreneurial culture; our clients are treated as business people rather than recipients of charity.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2002

    Registered Charity Number: 1104287

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 9

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 020 8827 1695

    Address: 1 Canal Court, 152-154 High Street, Brentford, London TW8 8JA

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  • Poverty Reduction Through Enterprise Development

    MicroLoan provides small loans, training and support to impoverished women in Africa. Our ... More