Microfinance provides financial services to low-income clients and solidarity lending groups, including consumers and the self-employed.
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Microcredit Summit Campaign
Conference information, international action plans, and reports on the state of microcredit in the world offered, as well as campaign newsletter, councils database, and related links. Also available in Spanish and French.
100 Friends Project
Humanitarian organization providing funds and various services for education, housing, small business grants and loans, medical treatment and other needs for individuals and small organizations in developing countries.
Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
Independent policy and research center dedicated to advancing financial access for the world's poor. Provides market intelligence, promotes standards, develops innovative solutions and offers advisory services to governments, microfinance providers, donors and investors.
European Fund for Southeast Europe
EFSE fosters economic development and prosperity in Southeast Europe by provision of microcredit.
Five Talents UK
The microfinance initiative of the worldwide Anglican Church. It helps establish, develop and support microfinance initiatives in developing countries, providing loan capital and training for entrepreneurs.
A nonprofit organization offering small loans, financial services and technology to alleviate poverty by helping people start self-sustaining businesses.
The Green Children Foundation
Committed to helping the poor of the world by supporting microcredit, education and healthcare.
Microfinance organization helping people around the world to escape poverty by providing microloans, savings services, training and mentoring.
The Micro Insurance Academy
Provides research, training, structured technical assistance, advisory services and advocacy for pro-poor microinsurance.
The Microfinance Gateway
Comprehensive online resource for the global microfinance community. It includes research and publications, feature articles, organization and consultant profiles, and the latest news, events and job opportunities.
A consulting firm dedicated to generating access to valuable microinsurance products to low-income people across the globe. Services include product development, research, and advocacy.
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping the poor break the cycle of poverty by providing small business loans, other financial services, training, and counsel.
Opportunity International UK
British charity specialising solely in microfinancial services for the developing world. Provides an overview of clients and activities, affiliated organizations, and accounts, as well as past publications.
Virtual Library on Microcredit
Articles, events, and other information on alternative financial systems and related subjects such as community mobilization and enviro-economic development.