Micro-loans Change Lives Guatemala, Haiti, India, Moldova, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka, The Philippines, Uganda, Zambia
To a person living in poverty, a microloan is life transforming.
Imagine living on $2 or less per day. Over 3 billion in our world do. The vast majority of the poor don’t want a handout – they want to be able to maintain their dignity and provide for their families. Micro-loans offer that opportunity.
PEER Servants has been partnering for 25 years with indigenous microfinance institutions around the world. Luxala’s (pictured) family lost everything as refugees in Sri Lanka’s long civil war. Then her husband died and Luxala was left to take care of their three small children. With the help of a microloan she opened a small grocery store, and repaid the loan. She has since used more microloans to expand her business. Now she can provide for her children and afford to educate them.
$110 A start-up micro-loan for a family
$55 One share of a start-up micro-loan for a woman owned business