How You Can Help Globally

Microlending is a Way Up, Not a Hand Out

The St. Michael Parish Social Concerns Ministry members have invested in microloans through the microlending organization, Kiva.  See our portfolio at:

Entrepreneurs of St. Joseph Group, Senegal
For example, we joined with eighty-one lenders around the world to fund a $3,550 loan to the ladies of St. Joseph Group in Senegal.  The nine ladies of St. Joseph Group  raise pigs and run small businesses.  Mrs. Emilie Ciss (standing at far left) is married with four children.  She sells biscuits and dairy products; with this loan, she will expand her business to better feed her family and increase her savings.