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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) - Niger

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Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and disadvantaged. The aim of CRS globally is to provide direct aid to the poor, to involve people in their own development, helping them to realise their potential, to promote social...

Mercy Corps International - China

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Mercy Corps is a not-for-profit international humanitarian agency. Its goal is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Believing that communities must be the agents of their own transformation for change to endure, Mercy Corps...

MicroPlace

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MicroPlace is a social business owned by eBay. It is currently the only website that enables everyday people to make investments in the microfinance industry. The microfinance institutions then microcredit small loans - available to the poor which allow them to start a business and work their ways...

Kiva

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Kiva connects donors to individual entrepreneurs or groups in the developing world, through the provision of micro-loans. Micro-credit empowers clients to lift themselves out of poverty through developing responsible business patterns and training. Kiva partners with existing micro-finance...

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

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UNCDF works to help eradicate poverty through local development programmes (LCP) and microfinance operations. LCP is to test decentralized/ local planning systems and funding mechanisms. Microfinance operations is to develop financial systems, engage financial service providers, central banks and...

Opportunity International UK

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Opportunity International's mission is to provide opportunities that enable people suffering chronic poverty to transform their lives by creating jobs, stimulating small businesses and strengthening communities. OI works through independent local partners who provide small business loans, savings...

The Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA International)

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The Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA International) is a not-for-profit microfinance organization providing financial services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living. FINCA seeks to break the...

Bina Swadaya

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Bina Swadaya is a non-governmental organization, in Indonesia, managing a number of services oriented towards the development of self-reliant communities. Bina Swadaya focuses on the socio-economic development of Indonesia's rural communities through educational publications, training, consulting...

Grameen Bank

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Grameen Bank, a microfinance enterprise agency, provides credit to the poorest of the poor in rural Bangladesh for economic projects of their own. Their website includes information on the program and models for microcredit lending.

Funding the Poor Cooperative (FPC)

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Funding the Poor Cooperative (FPC), one of the largest micro-finance organisations in China, makes micro-credit available to the poor, especially women, in the rural areas of Hebei, Henan and Sichuan Provinces. FPC also experiments with adapting various micro-finance models, provides valuable...