Microfinance isa powerful self-help support tool that provides access to credit and saving services that are affordable, flexible and reliable enough to allow the very poor to reduce the day-to-day uncertainties of cash management, save money and borrow for vital needs and opportunities.
Since 1988, Freedom from Hunger has developed and promoted “value-added" or “integrated" microfinance programs that pair financial services with other important development services, such as education and health protection. We continue to innovate with self-managed savings groups that enable outreach to very rural areas.
Saving for Change
Participating in savings groups gives women the structure for safe saving and a platform for learning how to protect and grow their money and their health.
Credit with Education
Women come together in groups to share the risk and reward of taking small loans to grow their small business and to learn how to keep their business and family’s health strong.
Advancing Financial Inclusion for Youth
Financial education and access to savings services prepare young people living in poverty for the future - to contribute to household income and support themselves.