12 top microfinance nonprofits


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Philanthropedia (at GuideStar) identified 12 top nonprofits through their research to identify high-impact nonprofits working in the field of microfinance.

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12 top microfinance nonprofits

  1. 1. 12 TopMicrofinance Nonprofitsrecommended by 131 Microfinance experts at
  2. 2. # 1 ACCION InternationalACCION’s mission is to give people the financial tools they need to work theirway out of poverty. By providing “micro” loans, business training, and otherfinancial services to poor men and women who start their ownbusinesses, ACCION helps people work their way up the economicladder, with dignity and pride.
  3. 3. # 2 Grameen FoundationGrameen Foundations mission is to enable the poor, especially the poorest, tocreate a world without poverty.
  4. 4. # 3 BRACOur mission is to empower people and communities in situations ofpoverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. Our interventions aim to achieve largescale, positive changes through economic and social programmes that enable womenand men to realize their potential.
  5. 5. #4 Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX)MIXs three primary objectives are 1) Improve MFI performance and transparency 2)Boost public and private investment in microfinance through the increased exchangeof information 3) Lead benchmarking activities.
  6. 6. # 5 Opportunity InternationalOur mission is to empower people to work their way out of chronicpoverty, transforming their lives, their children’s futures and their communities.
  7. 7. #6 KivaKivas mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake ofalleviating poverty.
  8. 8. #7 ASAThe institutional mission of ASA is to support and strengthen the economy at thebottom of the socio-economic pyramid by facilitating access to financial servicesfor the poor, marginalized and disadvantaged.
  9. 9. #8 Women’s World BankingThe mission of the Women’s World Banking global network is to expand theeconomic assets, participation and power of low-income women and theirhouseholds by helping them access financial services, knowledge and markets.
  10. 10. #9 Pro MujerPro Mujer is an international women’s development and microfinanceorganization whose mission is to provide Latin America’s poor women with themeans to build livelihoods for themselves and futures for their families throughmicrofinance, business training, and healthcare support.
  11. 11. #10 CARECARE’s mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities inthe world. Drawing strength from CARE’s global diversity, resources andexperience, it promotes innovative solutions and is an advocate for globalresponsibility.
  12. 12. #11 Freedom from HungerFreedom from Hunger brings innovative and sustainable self-help solutions tothe fight against chronic hunger and poverty. Together with local partners, weequip families with resources they need to build futures of health, hope anddignity.
  13. 13. # 12 FINCA InternationalThe mission of FINCA International is to provide financial services to the worldslowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improvetheir standard of living.
  14. 14. To read more about our research visit:http://www.myphilanthropedia.org/top- nonprofits/international/microfinance at