MicroLoan Foundation is a women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation charity, and social microfinance institution based in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
To date, we have supported over 390,000 women facing poverty, providing loan capital and training so they can build small businesses. As a result, more than 1.6 million children have increased access to nutritious food, healthcare and education.
Our vision is a world where all those living in poverty have the opportunity to build better lives for themselves and their families.
Our mission is to provide the poorest women in sub-Saharan Africa with the tools and skills to enable them to work their own way out of poverty.
As women flourish as entrepreneurs, their businesses help communities to prosper economically and socially. In countries where women and girls are often marginalised, MicroLoan witness the creation of thriving market centres when women come together to work. Be they grocery store owners, hairdressers or farmers, many women go on to hire employees as their businesses grow. This opens opportunities for other community members to find regular employment to support their own families too.
We are committed to agency, autonomy, financial empowerment and equality for women.