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Webinar Series: Microfinance 101

The first in a series of webinars, Why Microfinance explores the importance of microfinance as a tool for alleviating poverty. Wisconsin Microfinance founder and president Tom Eggert explains what microfinance is and why we've chosen to employ it....

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Notes from the Philippines | Entry 5

Hi everyone! As we approach the end of our time here in the Philippines, we have had a lot to reflect upon. Looking back on the past two and a half months, we are very grateful for the people we’ve met, the places we’ve seen, the food we’ve eaten, and…...

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With Gratitude

Because of you… When an earthquake hit Sagbayan, Philippines in 2013, Jessica Basi’s store and home were completely destroyed, leaving her unable to continue her business. In the aftermath, many people with destroyed homes had to relocate to another barangay  (village), but her family decided to stay put, as they…...

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Notes from the Philippines | Entry 4

Hi (again)! Morgan and Natalia here. Part of our role here in the Philippines has been to help our local partners assess the impact of Wisconsin Microfinance loans by determining the changes in the beneficiaries’ quality of life over multiple loan cycles. Although WMF beneficiaries have maintained a high repayment…...

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Notes from the Philippines | Entry 3

Hi again! This week we are writing to you all from the island of Bohol. The island is in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines and approximately a two hour ferry ride from Cebu City. For those of you who don’t know, Bohol is home to all of WI…...

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Notes from the Philippines | Entry 2

Hi everyone! As we traveled around Cebu and the island of Bohol this week to visit some WI Microfinance beneficiaries and co-op partners, here’s what was on our minds: As a newly-industrialized country, the Philippines is in a crucial stage of development. On one hand, countries which are still “developing”,…...

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Notes from the Philippines | Entry 1

Our interns Morgan and Natalia are in the Philippines. This is the first entry of their weekly blog posts where they’ll provide updates about their trip. Be sure to check in next week to see what they’re up to! Hi, all! Morgan and Natalia here. We are happy to share…...

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