What We Do
Microfinance is a 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 developmentservices, such as education and health protection. We continue to innovate with self-managed savings groups that enable outreach to very rural areas and programs designed to help youth make the transition to adulthood and economic independence.
Financial services alone are not enough to help the very poor climb out of poverty. Freedom from Hunger's practical adult education programs engage women at their microfinance group meetings—to promote better health, nutrition, business and money management. Using dialogue, story, song, demonstrations and pictures, women with little or no schooling acquire knowledge and practical skills to build futures of health, hope and dignity.