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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)


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


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)


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


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


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)


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...

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Uzbekistan Programme


United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Uzbekistan Programme provides support for small enterprise assistance and microfinance development, technical assistance for the nationwide roll-out of activities related to high-quality primary health care, evidence-based medicine, and...

International Fund for Agriculture and Develpment (IFAD) - China


International Fund for Agriculture and Develpment (IFAD; a specialized agency of the United Nations) - China funds projects including land improvement, irrigation and water conservation, as well as food, cash-crop, livestock and fish production. Most activities are funded through IFAD-supported...

Opportunity International (OI)


Opportunity International (OI) is an international non-profit organisation, using micro-enterprise development and providing small business loans. Opportunity is committed to solving the root cause of poverty instead of merely treating its symptoms; through providing micro-credit and basic training...