Where we work
Almost 770 million people live in poverty worldwide, over half of them in sub-Saharan Africa
We are dedicated to helping the poorest people in rural Africa to transform their lives by lifting themselves and their families out of poverty. We work with the most vulnerable in countries where poverty is endemic.
We currently employ over 150 local people across 27 branches in three countries: Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Over half of these are skilled Loan and Training Officers who between them are supporting 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 £46. With our head office in Kasungu, we have 17 branches and employ 116 staff members. Of those members of staff, 71 are our amazing Loan and Training Officers, who work with up to 300 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 £90. MicroLoan’s head office is in Chipata, we have 10 branches and employ 41 members of staff. 27 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 to 35 clients in two villages: Molife and Pote, just north of Harare. At the first repayment meeting, 100% of the scheduled repayments were made, overseen by the two Loan and Training Officers helping our clients succeed.
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 2020.Find out more