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An Overview

This website has many resources which explain microfinance and how it can be used to help communities out of poverty.

There are also resources which explain how we, at MicroLoan Foundation Australia, use microfinace to help people in sub-Saharan Africa build businesses to support themselves and their families.

To make it easier for you to find these resources, we have brought all of this external material together here. The documents, videos, images and other resources are listed below in three overlapping categories.

About Microfinance

About MicroLoan Foundation Australia

About Malawi

These resources are best read in conjunction with the more genera

l discussion on all the pages of the website

About Microfinance

The internet has much on microfinance in general and there are many books written about how it used throughout the world and its history. The very useful overview by Dr Susan Bliss which can be downloaded below is a great start.

Documents which can be downloaded from the website


Microcredit – Small Loans – Big Dreams
by Dr. Susan Bliss Director Global Education NSW

Dr Bliss has written a really useful 24 page report which gives the history and impacts of microfinance in the world.

Books available from Amazon or your library

There are numerous books available from outlets such as Amazon or your library on microfinance. Here are a few we have found to be useful.

About MicroLoan Foundation Australia

This website has many resources scattered through it. Most of the downloadable material is listed below. It includes Reports, Case Studies, Videos and Photographs.

Documents which can be downloaded from the website

MicroLoan Foundation Australia Transforming the lives of some of the poorest women in Africa

MicroLoan Foundation Australia Transforming the lives of some of the poorest women in Africa

Microloan Impact Review 2010 by MicroLoan Foundation

Microloan Impact Review 2010 by MicroLoan Foundation

Entrepreneurial Women of Malawi by the MicroLoan Foundation

Entrepreneurial Women of Malawi by the MicroLoan Foundation

Why we only lend to women by the MicroLoan Foundation

Why we only lend to women by the MicroLoan Foundation

Our average client in Malawi by the MicroLoan Foundation

Our average client in Malawi by the MicroLoan Foundation

Listening to the Voices of the Women and Children in Malawi

Listening to the Voices of the Women and Children in Malawi

Case Studies

There are numerous examples of women who have built businesses with the aid of our loan funding and business training. Some of our success stories can be found through this link below.

Success Stories

Featured Videos

Our Patron Bob Geldof and CEO Peter Ryan explain how microloans work

MicroLoan – Empowering women to work their way out of poverty
MicroLoan Foundation – Malawi clients
Lottie on a treddle pump funded by MLFA
Selina’s Story
Traditional Malawian hospitality

Featured Photographs

We have many photographs of our clients, their families and some of our staff in Africa. Some of these can be seen here.

Successful-Clients-and-their-businesses

About Malawi

Malawi is is outstandingly beautiful with rift valleys which sink to only 150 feet above sea level and mountains, only 40 miles away which rise to 10,000 feet. Vegetation and landscape reflect these dramatic variations. Malawi’s history is amazing and its people are charming and friendly. It is not for nothing that it is known as the Warm Heart of Africa. Explore these books to find out more about this wonderful country.

Books available from Amazon or your library