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Give Families Hope

Training and loans

Opportunity International

Regular price $15.00

This gift will help fight poverty and AIDS in Africa through microenterprise development. Through group-guaranteed loans, HIV/AIDS education, peer support, training, counseling, insurance and youth apprenticeship programs, the support will change the basic economic realities for millions of families in Africa — a real change offering real hope, especially to women, widows, young girls and orphans. Opportunity’s microfinance loans are made through Trust Groups and...


Give the Poor A Bank

One communal bank

Fundefir: Foundation for Rural Finance

Regular price $100.00

Your gift will be used to help establish a new communal bank, run by community residents to serve their local financial needs. The communal bank is an integrated financial service, giving bank members simultaneous access to savings, investment, and credit. To establish each bank, a Fundefir employee works with a small group of five community members. The local bank leaders achieve community buy-in, convincing family...


Give Women Credit

Knitting supplies

Pro Mujer

Regular price $50.00

Pro Mujer helps poor women entrepreneurs start or expand a small business. A loan of $50 could allow a client to buy a knitting basket with yarn and needles to knit garments for sale in the local market. This initial investment will allow the client an opportunity to support herself and her family.


Help Build A School

Girls can go to school

Opportunity International

Regular price $5.00

This gift will help provide the financing and resources that will allow Opportunity International to continue its expansion of Microschools™ - an innovation that was started in July 2006. Attendance in school has been linked to increased protection of children, especially girls, against exploitation, making them less vulnerable to the cruelties associated with child labor and sex trafficking. As a result of your support, girls...


Help reach the poor

PPI training for MFIs

Grameen Foundation USA

Regular price $2,000.00

Help our partners ensure they are reaching the poorest of the poor and understand how fast families are moving out of poverty. Your gift supports training on Grameen Foundation’s breakthrough benchmarking tool, the Poverty out of Progress Index (PPI). With the PPI, a microfinance institution uses indicators of poverty to measure their clients’ likely poverty levels so they can be sure they’re helping the poorest...


Help Start A Bank

Giving loans to others

Fundefir: Foundation for Rural Finance

Regular price $10.00

Your gift will be used to help establish a new communal bank, run by community residents to serve their local financial needs. The communal bank is an integrated financial service, giving bank members simultaneous access to savings, investment, and credit. To establish each bank, a Fundefir employee works with a small group of five community members. The local bank leaders achieve community buy-in, convincing family...


Improve Microfinance

One newsletter issue

Microcredit Summit Campaign

Regular price $50.00

Your donation goes towards the production and publication of one issue of the e-News Bulletin in one language. The Campaign's newsletter is published online and goes to 14,000 leaders in 130 countries in four languages, the largest circulation in the field. Each issue brings into focus the challenges faced in fighting poverty - and innovative solutions.


Increase Profits

Loan for one mother

Foundation for International Community Assistance

Regular price $25.00

With a $25 loan, a Honduran mother can sell more tortillas, increase her profit and keep her children in school. And you're providing a self-employment loan, not a gift. Your donation will build discipline, responsibility, and self-confidence as women create their own business. And as each loan is repaid, the borrower's line of credit increases by an amount equal to her accumulated savings.


Launch A Business

Paper mache materials

Grameen Foundation USA

Regular price $98.00

With $98, a woman can start a paper maché business and find the strength to recover from a personal tragedy. Merlyn Francisco was always an industrious woman, becoming a successful fish vendor early in her marriage, but it wasn’t until her husband was diagnosed with cancer that she faced severe financial difficulties. He needed chemotherapy and after a prolonged battle with his disease, he passed...


Launch A Business

Start-up capital

The Marshall Legacy Institute

Regular price $1,000.00

Your gift will enable an individual living in poverty to start a microenterprise. Whether it is used to buy an oven for a bakery, a computer for a daycare center, a kiln for an artisan, or other materials needed to launch a business of the entrepreneur’s choosing, your gift will help someone take the first steps out of poverty. Trickle Up gives grants to entrepreneurs...


MFI exposure trip

Foster field learning

Grameen Foundation USA

Regular price $2,500.00

Lina, from the Philippines, was once a factory worker who got laid off in the wake of an earthquake that destroyed her workplace. Lina then started her own sweater manufacturing business with a loan of PhP 5,000 (USD $117) from GF partner TSPI, and she currently employs 45 workers who produce dozens of quality knit garments each week. Lina is now financially secure and is...


Provide Access

One loan

ACCION USA Inc.

Regular price $25.00

This gift will help ACCION USA provide critically needed small loans to people who have good business sense, integrity, and a strong desire to succeed. They are individuals who are denied access to traditional forms of business credit because of language barriers, lack of business records, poor credit history, or a loan request that’s too small for most banks. Often, ACCION USA is their only...


Provide Insurance

Coverage for the poor

Opportunity International

Regular price $10.00

A pilot test run for Opportunity International microfinance borrowers in Zambia demonstrated that there is a significant demand among clients for insurance. We also discovered that insurance companies are willing to provide access to poor entrepreneurs. The purpose of this project is to establish a “Micro Insurance Agency," which will enable Opportunity to extend insurance services to borrowers of other microfinance networks and rural banks,...


Provide Security

One inventory loan

Foundation for International Community Assistance

Regular price $250.00

A $250 loan can help a woman in Georgia diversify her inventory, purchasing shoes and clothing to sell, making her less vulnerable to changes in local market demands. And you're providing a self-employment loan, not a gift. Your donation will build discipline, responsibility, and self-confidence as women create their own business. And as each loan is repaid, the borrower's line of credit increases by an...


Reduce Pollution

Improved cook stoves

Winrock International

Regular price $100.00

Your gift will provide one family with a loan to purchase a reduced smoke, fuel efficient cook stove. Family members will receive training about the health risks associated with indoor smoke and strategies to remain healthy. Your gift also will help support training for entrepreneurs in improved stove construction, making stoves more accessible and generating additional income in local areas.


Reduce Poverty

25 loans for women

Catholic Relief Services-USCCB

Regular price $90.00

Your gift will provide small loans to reduce poverty and suffering. Many women in rural Egypt contribute to their household income by operating small home businesses, but often have a hard time breaking even. CRS and Egyptian partners provide loans and technical assistance to women in Minia who wish to increase their family incomes by starting or expanding small businesses such as raising small animals...


Renew the Gulf Coast

Small business loan

Calvert Social Investment Foundation

Regular price $500.00

Leverage $10,000 in loans to small businesses in the Gulf Coast region. This gift could be used to reestablish a childcare operation, generate jobs, and help rebuild the local economy.


Rent A Market Stall

Loan for a woman

Foundation for International Community Assistance

Regular price $100.00

With a $100 loan, a Haitian woman can rent a market stall and increase her income two-fold. And you're providing a self-employment loan, not a gift. Your donation will build discipline, responsibility, and self-confidence as women create their own business. And as each loan is repaid, the borrower's line of credit increases by an amount equal to her accumulated savings.


Share Opportunity

One small loan

American Refugee Committee

Regular price $50.00

Your donation can change everything for a family. A small loan and a few skills and small business training sessions make an enormous impact. Mothers and fathers can start a small business that feeds their whole family, clothes their kids and sends them to school. They may even be able to save some money to expand their business in the future. Try to find a...


Sponsor A Woman

Micro-business loan

Namaste Foundation

Regular price $250.00

Just $250 can change the life of a woman and her family in Guatemala or Mexico. Your gift will fund the micro-loan of a woman in either rural Guatemala or Chiapas, Mexico. This loan will be re-paid with interest monthly to the local organization, which will support the women through the loan cycle and help them to be successful in developing their businesses. Educational seminars...