LOAN PROGRAM RESULTS
Each year WMI surveys borrowers to collect data on program impact. During the summer, WMI's college interns analyze the data from loan program participants throughout East Africa to assess how the loans are empowering rural women and improving household living standards.
The WMI loan program levels the playing field and gives women the opportunity to build a business that can generate income to improve household living standards. Year after year the loan program achieves impressive results!
Click on the annual WMI fact books to read the details of how the loan program is supporting village women and their families in rural East Africa
WMI LOAN IMPACT: 2016
WMI LOAN IMPACT: 2015
Starting in 2010, village women in the WMI loan program began transitioning to independent banking. WMI has followed the progress of some of the first borrowers in the loan program to see how operating a business has impacted their lives and communities over and extended period of time.
Monthly local coordinator reports provide insight and information into the ways the loan program is changing the lives of borrowers and the ways it is transforming the local communities where it operates. WMI utilized information from the LCRs to review the loan program's impact in four important areas: business operations, health, child development and gender relations.
Over a four year period, WMI collected data from women throughout the Buyobo, Uganda area to assess their living standards prior to entering the loan program. This comparison shows how little economic conditions have changed for those who are not involved in the WMI loan program. It also demonstrates the continued need for the village-level savings and loan service provided by WMI.