Where we Work
Almost 770 million people live in poverty worldwide, over half of them in sub-Saharan Africa
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.
Over 150 local people are currently employed across 27 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.
Internationally, MicroLoan Foundation is made up of four affiliated organisations, MicroLoan Foundation UK, MicroLoan Foundation Australia, MicroLoan Foundation USA and MicroLoan Foundation Scotland. These groups raise the money for the work we do in Africa.
MicroLoan Foundation started working in Malawi in 2002 when the first office was opened by Peter Ryan, the founder of this international organisation. Since then, MicroLoan Foundation, jointly through its operations in the UK, Scotland, the USA and Australia has opened many branch offices in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Lesotho and Namibia are next on the list.
MicroLoan Foundation Australia
MicroLoan Foundation Australia started by working in Malawi in May 2009 when we opened our first Australian sponsored branch office in Mulanje, in the south-eastern corner of the country.
Today we work throughout the MicroLoan Foundation organisation in Africa.