Until 2016, I was a project leader and coordinator at Oxford Microfinance Initiative (OMI), consulting pro bono for microfinance institutions that promise to make a positive impact on society.
My favourite project at OMI?
An impact assessment for the Women Global Empowerment Fund (WGEF), a non-profit organization which adopts a holistic approach to microfinance. WGEF does not only offer micro-loans to women in Northern Uganda, but combines this with free literacy and leadership courses, health education, and other services. It turns out that this method is particularly effective and there is reason to adopt them in microfinance more generally. You can donate to WGEF here.