Microfinance program as part of the Epicenter Strategy

The Microfinance Program is a training, savings and credit program that promotes the economic empowerment of women in Africa. Since the establishment of the Microfinance Program in 1999 the credit portfolio has grown to about 2.9 million USD in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal and Uganda. By the end of 2011 45’000 partners had saved a total of 1.6 million USD. But most importantly the banks of 28 epicenters are certified by the government and can operate their own independent rural financial institutions that are led by women.

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"For me, the Hunger Project means a continuous opportunity to feel and express the solidarity and partnership with the people who live in extreme poverty in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Over the years, huge potential has been released in me and my partners in the affected countries – resulting in sustainable improvements in the quality of life for all."

Dr. iur. Daniel Heini, board member, has been supporting THP for more than 20 years

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