Local Organizations

Acumen Fund: A non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty.

Banking With The Poor: Asia’s microfinance network that works towards building efficient, large-scale sustainable organizations.

Basix India: A leading Microfinance and livelihood institution in India.

CGAP: A global partnership of more than 30 leading development organizations that works to advance the lives of poor people through financial inclusion.

GiveDirectly: First nonprofit that lets donors send money directly to the world’s poorest and let them choose for themselves how best to improve their lives.

Global Partnerships: Engages the business community and others in advancing sustainable solutions to poverty in Latin America.

Grameen Foundation: Provides funds and technical assistance to local and regional microfinance institutions and other poverty-focused organizations.

HOPE International: A faith-based nonprofit organization focusing on providing training, savings services, and loans that restore dignity and break the cycle of poverty.

KIVA: International nonprofit with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive.

Month of Microfinance: Network of students, professionals, and others interested in microfinance and promoting April as the “Month of Microfinance”.

Next Billion: This will unleash a wave of entrepreneurship, collaboration and wealth creation, turning the newly connected into a powerful force in the world economy.

NWTF: Organization committed to the fight against poverty by providing microfinancing and developmental services to the marginalized urban and rural poor of Central Philippines.

Oiko Credit: Global cooperative and social investor that makes impact investments in Africa, Asia and Latin America to improve the living standards of low-income people and communities.

Opportunity Finance: Network of private financial intermediaries identifying and investing in opportunities to benefit low-income and low-wealth people in the U.S.

Opportunity International: Provides microfinance loans, savings, insurance and training to over two million people working their way out of poverty in the developing world.

Poverty Action Lab: The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence.

The Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF): Microfinance institution working towards the eradication of poverty by creating a supportive environment where credit and savings services foster sustainable income generation, job creation, and social empowerment.

SEEP Network: Association of more than 40 North American private and voluntary organizations that support micro and small enterprise programs in the developing world.

Unitus Capital: Unitus is a global microfinance accelerator that acts as a social venture capital investor for the microfinance industry.

Vision y Compromiso: Network of Promotores and Community Health Workers committed to community well being.

Yunus Centre: Resource centre for all social business related activities both globally and in Bangladesh. The Centre is chaired by Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Zopa: A marketplace for social lending, a smarter, fairer and more human way of doing money.