At MicroLoan we’re involved in some amazing partnerships with institutions and organisations from all over the world
Take a look at some of our current partners and funders.
Whole Planet Foundation, a Whole Foods Market foundation dedicated to poverty alleviation around the world, has partnered with MicroLoan Foundation in both Malawi and Zambia since 2010 by providing several multi-year grants to grow our loan book. They also awarded us with a multi-year grant for the purchase of tablet computers for our field staff as part of the rollout of our new Management Information System.
SDL is a global leader in providing expert web content management and multilingual translation software and translation services. They have supported our work in Malawi and Zambia since 2009, and helped us transition to our new Management Information System. The SDL Foundation’s generous grants have also been instrumental in launching our new operation in Zimbabwe in 2017 and helping us grow our outreach in 2018.
In 2017 we started a new partnership with the corporate foundation of drinks retailer Innocent. A three-year grant will initially fund a two-year pilot programme to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of an agricultural training and loans programme focusing on growing soya in Malawi. Initial results are very promising, and if successful, their support will enable us to scale up the programme across several branches in the 2019-2020 growing season.
RUFEP is a joint initiative of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of the Republic of Zambia under the Ministry of Finance aimed to increase access to and the use of sustainable financial services by poor rural men, women and youth in Zambia. They are supporting MicroLoan’s efforts to pilot and roll-out an innovative mobile money project in Zambia. The technology is being rolled out in all of our existing branches in Zambia, and will be integrated into our future branches.
WildHearts Group is a portfolio of companies that, through their activities and profits, create global social change. Profits from their services and products are spent to fund the work of the WildHearts Foundation.
Since 2011 they have harnessed the power of ‘compassionate entrepreneurship’ to fund microfinance in the developing world and we are proud to be part of their network. They are a strategic partner for MicroLoan Foundation and have been supporting us since 2015. With their support and social investment we have been able to continue growing and developing our operations.
RBS Women Network has selected MicroLoan as their 2019 Charity of the Year for a second consecutive year. RBS and its brands have long been advocates of female entrepreneurship and throughout the year the network will working closely with MicroLoan to raise awareness and support for our work.
We are campaign supporters of the Smart Campaign. As supporters of the Smart camping MicroLoan is committed to the principles of responsible microfinance. The Smart principles include: transparency, prevention of over indebtedness and fair and respectful treatment of clients.