Following the Haitian earthquake in January, 2010, Tom Eggert, with the help of his students at UW Madison, worked to raise money to help individuals in Haiti recover from the devastating impacts of the earthquake. They formed Wisconsin Microfinance and provided funds for loans ot entrepreneurs seeking to start a small business in Bareau Michel, Haiti. THe small loans (micro-loans) were part of a microfinance program designed using principals developed by Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank.
Wisconsin Microfinance is committed to improving the lives of Haitians one-by-one. Haiti was the poorest country in the western hemisphere before the earthquake and access to capital is very limited. We hope that by improving access to capital, we can provide Haitians the opportunity to improve the quality of their lives and livelihoods. Check out our website and our blog to learn more!
We’re a non-profit organization seeking to raise awareness
about the role that microfinance can play in
bringing about a more sustainable world.