Friday, May 04, 2007

Unitus $5 viral web campaign

Unitus is running a web campaign, asking people to donate $5, to help them fund their micro-credit partners around the World. In a blog entry, they explain what $5 can do.
Currently, it takes Unitus less than $5 to help our microfinance partners build the capacity to serve one new micro-entrepreneur with life-changing financial services. (We get this number by dividing our total budget spent per month by the total number of new clients added by our microfinance partners each month.)
So your $5 can help Unitus add one new micro-entrepreneur. To donate, go to Unitus.

1 comment:

Katie said...

Thanks so much for the shout out to the Unitus Empowering Women campaign!

Because we get this question a lot, I thought I'd provide your readers with a bit more background on how we turn a $5 donation into a micro-credit loan for a hard-working woman in a developing country.

How does your tribute donation empower women?

The Unitus team are experts at unlocking growth. Instead of taking $5 and passing it on as a $5 microloan, Unitus takes this funding and invests it in strengthening our microfinance partners. We help these “banks for the poor” remove barriers to growth, improve efficiency, and raise additional capital through outside sources.

More efficient organizations with more capital results in more loans for more of the world’s working poor. Currently, it takes Unitus less than $5 to help our microfinance partners build the capacity to serve one additional micro-entrepreneur with life-changing financial services.

$5 really can change a life.

Currently, Unitus’s worldwide portfolio includes partners in India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico and Argentina. Together, we are reaching more than 1.6 million micro-entrepreneurs around the world; fully 94% are women.

Again, many thanks for helping tell the world about our campaign.

- The Unitus Team