Where we work
Almost 770 million people live in poverty worldwide, over half of them in sub-Saharan Africa. where we work
MicroLoan Foundation are dedicated to helping the poorest people in rural Africa to transform their lives. We support them lift themselves and their families out of poverty. We work with some of the most vulnerable people in countries where poverty is endemic. where we work
Over 150 local people are currently employed across 37 branches Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Over half of these are skilled Loan and Training Officers. Between them they support over two thousand groups of women at any one time.
MicroLoan Foundation has been operating in Malawi since 2002. Last year we worked with nearly 36,000 women and made over 50,000 loans.
The average loan size in Malawi is £52. With our head office in Kasungu, we have 16 branches and employ 106 staff members. Of those members of staff, 62 are our amazing Loan and Training Officers, who work with up to 400 women each, visiting groups in the most rural areas of Malawi.
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MicroLoan has been operating in Zambia since 2008. Last year we worked with over 10,000 women and made almost 15,000 loans.
The average loan size in Zambia is £91. MicroLoan’s head office is in Chipata, we have 10 branches and employ 46 members of staff. 33 of which are our talented Loan and Training Officers who work with up 350 women each, visiting groups in the most rural areas of Zambia.Find out more
MicroLoan began operations in Zimbabwe in April 2017, with the first loan disbursements being made in two villages: Molife and Pote, just north of Harare. We now have 269 active clients with the average loan size being £113. 100% of clients have attended follow up meetings and made their repayments.
We are planning to grow steadily, to ensure that we offer our clients the right support. With a head office in Harare, we plan to be working with over 7,000 women in Zimbabwe by 2021.Find out more