LOAN PROGRAM RESULTS

WMI 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!

WMI Loan Program Results
  • Incomes increase 100 - 400% after first 6 months
  • Savings increase by 500%
  • Women prioritize spending their income on education, food and healthcare for their families
  • 88% of women in malarial areas buy more mosquito nets
  • 75% of women report improved reading, writing or arithmetic skills

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

Summary Sheet: 2016 Summary Sheet: 2016
Uganda Fact Book: 2016 Uganda Fact Book: 2016
Kenya Fact Book: 2016 Kenya Fact Book: 2016
Tanzania Fact Book: 2016 Tanzania Fact Book: 2016

WMI LOAN IMPACT: 2015

WMI 2015 Fact Book - Uganda Uganda Fact Book: 2015
WMI 2015 Fact Book - Buyobo, Uganda Buyobo, Uganda Fact Book: 2015
WMI 2015 Fact Book - KENYA Kenya Fact Book: 2015
WMI 2015 Fact Book - TANZANIA Tanzania Fact Book: 2015

WMI LONGITUDINAL STUDY

WMI Longitudinal StudyStarting 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.


RESEARCH FOCUS POINTS

WMI Longitudinal StudyMonthly 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.


WMI VILLAGE COMPARISONS STUDY

WMI Village Comparisons StudyOver 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.


WMI 2014 Loan Program Results LOAN PROGRAM RESULTS: 2014
WMI 2013 Loan Program Results LOAN PROGRAM RESULTS: 2013
WMI 2012 Loan Program Results LOAN PROGRAM RESULTS: 2012
WMI 2011 Loan Program Results LOAN PROGRAM RESULTS: 2011
WMI 2010 Loan Program Results LOAN PROGRAM RESULTS: 2010
WMI 2009 Loan Program Results LOAN PROGRAM RESULTS: 2009