How You Can Help


Choose an entrepreneur. Make a donation. Change a life. Repeat.

It’s easy for individuals to support life-changing small loans for low income entrepreneurs struggling to escape poverty.

Start by following these four easy steps:

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    Choose an entrepreneur — This website profiles many qualified entrepreneurs and the loan amount that will help each one achieve a set goal. Select an entrepreneur to support according your own criteria such as country, gender, or type of business.

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    Make a donation — Complete your donation securely on this website. Your contribution will be sent to the local FINCA subsidiary where the small business owner you supported is a client.

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    Change a life — Entrepreneurs use their small loans to start, or expand their businesses. Repaid loans become available for a subsequent loan to the same borrower or to another borrower in need, rotating perpetually through FINCA’s system as part of its pool of capital available to borrowers. Your donation becomes part of the loan capital of the FINCA subsidiary in that country and can then be lent to another entrepreneur in need, and then another one, in perpetuity.

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    Repeat — Your donation provides a hand up, not a handout, to a hardworking small business owner in the developing world, and helps the United Methodist Church and FINCA alleviate poverty one person, one family and one community at a time.

We’re confident that once you’ve experienced the joy of supporting a United Methodist Microfinance Connection entrepreneur, you’ll want to do it again.