Ninety-eight percent of all American companies have fewer than 100 employees. Over half of all Americans work for a small business. Small businesses are the backbone of our nation’s economy and we must protect this great resource. Helping American small business is part of our movement for change and the end of politics as usual.
- Barack Obama
Your donation or loan to support microfinance can go towards a variety of organizations. You might choose to help Plant with Purpose, which helps community members set up community banks and teach them proper loan management. You can choose instead to make a loan online, which will not only help microfinance clients, but will most likely come back to you within months, since microfinance loans have a repayment rate of almost 100%. Loans through the websiteKiva.org can be as small as $25, or as large as you’d like. You could also choose to give directly to help organizations such as the Grameen Foundation; founded in Bangladesh by Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus, it is the world’s largest bank which solely works with microfinance clients.
- Accion Serving Southern California
- Center for International Development, PLNU
- Foundation for Women
- Give Directly
- Grameen Foundation
- International Rescue Committee
- Via International
- Project Concern International
- Ahlers Center for International Business, USD
- La Maestra