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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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After Haiyan

In November of 2013, the Philippines were shook by the catastrophic effects of Typhoon Haiyan. One of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, Haiyan left over 4,000 people dead or missing. It damaged or completely destroyed more than 1.1 million homes and injured over 27,000 people. All that remained after…...

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Donor Spotlight: Kathy Donovan

This month, we would like to honor a special donor of ours, Kathy Donovan. Her generous donations to our organization are greatly appreciated by each and every one of us at Wisconsin Microfinance, so we are thrilled to share a little bit about her with our community! Growing up, Kathy…...

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Since the Prize

Born on June 28, 1940, Muhammad Yunus entered the world as young Muslim boy in a country where not many individuals see economic prosperity. As a developing nation, Bangladesh ranks 43rd in terms of nominal gross domestic product, and is one of the largest textile exporters in the world. Yunus…...

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Donor Spotlight: Kristin Holman-Steffel and Mike Steffel

As the school year gets back into full swing, we excitedly bring back our Donor of the Month blog post! September is winding down, but we would love to take a moment to recognize two of our generous donors, Kristin and Mike. “Do your little bit of good where you…...

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