Microlending

     A woman in a small village in Bangladesh applies for and receives a microloan. With this small loan, she’s able to purchase a cell phone. With the cell phone, she sets up a small business of charging others in her village to use her cell phone. Other people in the village call relatives. Farmers in the village can now call other farmers in other villages to ensure they get a good price for their crops.

     Village Earth – The mission of the Village Earth is to achieve sustainable village-based development by connecting communities with global resources through training, consulting, and networking with organizations worldwide.

     Accion – ACCION USA’s mission is to make access to credit a permanent resource to low- and moderate-income small businesses owners in the United States. By providing small or “micro” loans to men and women who have been shut out of the traditional banking sector, ACCION helps build their businesses and increase their incomes.

     Microcredit Summit – Working to ensure that 175 million of the world's poorest families, especially the women of those families, are receiving credit for self-employment and other financial and business services by the end of 2015.
and that 100 million families rise above the US$1 a day threshold by 2015.
Go to the links page for all microcredit organizations which are members of the microcredit councils.

     Ecosector – Microlending to Green Companies.

     Microlending is also known as Microloans and Microcredit