MicroLoan Foundation (MLF) supports the poorest women in remote rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa to work their own way out of poverty. By providing them with financial literacy, business training, ongoing support and small affordable loans, we help these women to start small businesses for themselves.
With a regular income they are able to provide the basics for their families – food, shelter, education and medicine. We teach them to save as insurance against future crop failure, illness and other unexpected emergencies. In short, we give them hope, not handouts. Since 2002 MicroLoan Foundation has supported over 200,000 women and their families in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.