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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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Fall in the Philippines

Thank You For the Difference You’ve Made! Because of you, Lorna Villa, mother of seven and grandmother of three, was able to hold on to her snack business during a health crisis when she was unable to work the grueling 16 hour days she often worked to keep her business…...

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July Newsletter

Note from the Executive Director Change is in the air!  Along with the change in seasons, Wisconsin Microfinance is also experiencing some change.  I started my role as Executive Director June 1, we have expanded and strengthened our board, and we are taking steps to build the infrastructure that will…...

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This Holiday Season

Each and every year it rolls around…the Holiday Season. Some of us dread it, while some of us couldn’t be more excited for it’s arrival. A time for family, friends, giving and love, can often turn into a time of stress and anxiety. We’ve all seen Holiday movies countless times,…...

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