Microcredit Plus Organizations

Meet The Most Effective NGO's For Women

 

Category Decscription: organizations that include additions to microcredit such as health, literacy, agriculture or community development.

 

Microcredit Plus Organizations

BRAC

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www.brac.net

Overview directly from BRAC Website:

 

BRAC is a development success story, spreading solutions born in Bangladesh around the world – a global leader in creating opportunity for the world’s poor. What started out as a limited relief operation in 1972 in a remote village of Bangladesh has turned into the largest development organisation in the world. Organising the poor using communities’ own human and material resources, BRAC (formerly Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) catalyses lasting change, creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. We do this with a holistic development approach geared toward inclusion, using tools like microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services, community empowerment, social enterprises and BRAC University. Our work now touches the lives of an estimated 135 million people, with staff and BRAC-trained entrepreneurs numbering in the hundreds of thousands, a global movement bringing change to 11 countries in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

BRAC New York Office  11 East 44th Street, Suite 1600, New York, New York 10017

Phone: (212) 808-5615
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Fonkoze (Haiti)

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www.fonkoze.org

Overview directly from Fonkoze Website:

 

Offering both financial and development services, Fonkoze’s Staircase Out of Poverty provides a comprehensive approach to poverty alleviation in Haiti. Each of its four Steps is uniquely designed to provide a woman with the resources and support that she needs to ascend from poverty, wherever she is in her climb. Along with the four main Steps, Fonkoze’s Staircase includes “Handrails”—programs that provide our members and clients with business skills training, education, and health services to support them as they progress. Our accompaniment is designed to help women succeed as they do the hard work required to climb the Staircase, creating a better future for themselves and their families.

Fonkoze's Staircase Out of Poverty

 

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FONKOZE (USA Office) 1700 Kalorama Road N.W. Suite 102, Washington D.C. 20009

Phone: (202) 628-9033
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Freedom From Hunger

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www.freedomfromhunger.org

Overview directly from Freedom from Hunger Website:

 

Mission

Freedom from Hunger brings innovative and sustainable self-help solutions to the fight against chronic hunger and poverty. Together with local partners, we equip families with resources they need to build futures of health, hope and dignity.

Vision

Freedom from Hunger believes that a world without hunger can be achieved through the principles and practices of self-help, collaboration, innovation, sustainability and respect for the contributions of its in-country partners and the families it serves.

Freedom from Hunger is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Freedom from Hunger
1644 DaVinci Court, Davis, California 95618

Phone: (800) 708-2555
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One Acre Fund

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www.oneacrefund.org

Overview directly from One Acre Fund Website:

 

Farmers are the solution to poverty and hunger. They make up the majority of the population in the world’s developing countries. And they are some of the hardest-working people on the planet.

One Acre Fund puts Farmers First in everything that we do. By listening to our boss, we created a simple new way for her to significantly increase farm income on every planted acre. We are now 3,000 staff strong, and growing fast.

A Business Solution for Smallholder Farmers.

Smallholder farmers living in remote places need support in more than one area. We provide a complete set of services within walking distance of the farmers we serve. Our service bundle includes:

  1. Financing for farm inputs
  2. Distribution of seed and fertilizer
  3. Training on agricultural techniques
  4. Market facilitation to maximize profits from harvest sales

Farming is the dominant economic activity of the world’s poor. One Acre Fund makes that activity significantly more productive. We are growing as fast as possible to capture an incredible opportunity.

VISION

Farmers are the Answer.

When farmers improve their harvests, they pull themselves out of poverty. They also start producing surplus food for their neighbors. When farmers prosper, they eradicate poverty and hunger in their communities.

One Acre Fund is growing quickly and we are proud to soon represent Africa’s largest network of smallholder farmers. By 2020, we will serve at least 1 million farm families - with more than 5 million people living in those families.  And our farmers will produce enough surplus food to feed another 5 million of their neighbors.

This is only the tip of the iceberg. When millions of farmers speak with one voice, we can more effectively pursue collaboration together with government and the private sector to broaden our reach.

One Acre Fund 1742 Tatum St., Falcon Heights MN, 55113

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Pro Mujer

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www.promujer.org

Overview directly from Pro Mujet Website:

 

Pro Mujer is a leading women's development organization.
 
Since 1990 we have been providing women in Latin America with the vital services necessary to become
financially independent, healthy and leaders in their communities.
 
We understand that women hold the key to raising themselves and their children out of poverty,
and we support them on their journey.

 

WHAT WE DO

Empowering women and overcoming poverty require more than just credit. They are complex issues, which we believe require a range of innovative and multidimensional solutions to help women become agents of change at home and in their communities.

Traditional gender roles, discrimination and violence, a lack of access to capital, education, employment and healthcare are inextricably linked and perpetuate poverty. Such inequality is exacerbated by major events such as an economic downturn, political instability or sudden disaster.

At Pro Mujer, we provide women living in impoverished communities with easy and convenient access to a holistic package of services .

 

Pro Mujer Headquarters – New York Office 253 West 35the Street, 11th Floor South, New York, New York 10001

Phone: (646) 626-7000
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Read Global

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www.readglobal.org

Overview directly from Read Global Website:

 

We are a non-profit organization working in rural Asia to build community library and resource centers (READ Centers) and launch small businesses. Our Centers offer programs in education, economic empowerment, technology, and women's empowerment. 

READ (Rural Education and Development) Global believes that empowering rural communities is critical to alleviating global poverty.

READ Centers

We establish community library and resource centers (READ Centers) by partnering with rural communities in South Asia, where a majority of women are illiterate, and most families live below the poverty line. All of our READ Centers are owned and operated by the local community. Each Center has a library, computer room, women's section, children's room, and training hall.

We connect with local partners to offer trainings in education, economic empowerment, technology, and women's empowerment.

Sustaining Enterprises

With each READ Center, we seed a for-profit "sustaining enterprise" — a small business that creates local jobs and generates profit to support the ongoing costs of the Center. Sustaining enterprises range from tractor rental services and agricultural cooperatives, to community radio stations or sewing cooperatives.

Rural Education and Development (READ) Global  PO Box 29286, San Francisco, CA 94129

Phone: (415) 563-3362
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Worth Pact

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www.pactworld.org

Overview directly from Worth Pact Website:

 

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow.

 

The promise of a healthy life. Of a dignified living. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities.

Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.

Pact’s promises are fulfilled in partnership with local communities. Our integrated approach to building the capacity of local organizationsdeveloping good governance and cultivating markets is carried out by individuals who adapt our expertise to their own environments and challenges.

In partnership, Pact’s promise becomes a promise kept.

 

WORTH is a program of PACT 1828 L Street, #300, Washington D.C. 20036 

Phone: (202) 466-5666
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