NEW! Check out our 2022 Annual Report to learn about the growth of our programs in the last year. 2022 Annual Report

Our mission and vision

Our mission is to provide access to capital (at a reasonable rate) to individuals (primarily women) who aspire to lift their families out of poverty by starting and running a small business.

We envision a world where the rural poor hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.

Our microfinance programs

We are currently supporting entrepreneurs in Léogâne, Haiti, and on the island of Panay, Philippines. Since 2010, we have provided over 1,500 loans to entrepreneurs to build their own businesses and consistently demonstrated that an investment in individuals can improve the quality of life of their families and their communities.

Léogâne, Haiti

Panay Island, Philippines

La Piedra, Dominican Republic

Pilot Programs

Our collective impact

Wisconsin Microfinance measures both the success of our programs in terms of money circulated, but also assesses improvements in quality of life of our loan recipients.

$350k: Circulated in 2022 $350k: Circulated in 2022
Circulated in 2022
97%: Repayment rate 97%: Repayment rate
Repayment rate
84%: Percent of loans to women 84%: Percent of loans to women
Percent of loans to women

Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. Give a woman microcredit, she, her husband, her children and her extended family will eat for a lifetime.


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How it works

Our programs are based on the microfinance model developed by Muhammad Yunus through the Grameen Bank. The Grameen Bank was founded on the belief that the very poor have unlimited potential, and unleashing their creativity and initiative can help end poverty.

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Loans made

The money is used to make loans to entrepreneurs in the communities.

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Loans repaid

When the loans are repaid, the money is used to make additional loans.

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Understanding microfinance

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When you donate to Wisconsin Microfinance, you are empowering families with the resources needed to rise above poverty.

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Recent Updates

June 21, 2023 - Loan Recipients in the Dominican Republic

Evan Lory recently had the privilege of traveling to the Dominican Republic to deliver funding for loans for female business women. While there, he met many loan recipients and learned about the kinds of businesses that are being funded.

June 21, 2023 - Traveling to the Dominican Republic

It was Evan Lory’s first trip to a developing country. Upon arrival, he quickly realized how much he takes for granted, where necessities like clean water, electricity, education, and healthcare seem so commonplace. At the same time, he realized how much alike we all are.

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Madison, WI 53711

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