We all know the saying, “Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he can eat for a lifetime”. The World Vision Micro-Loan Program not only teaches a man to fish; it helps him buy his first rod, net, boat, and dock. This program supports self-sufficiency in developing communities by lending resources to local entrepeneurs. By supporting local business expansion, the Micro-Loan program aids in the creation of local jobs and thus guides a developing community down the road to self-sufficiency. To date, the program has given 3.5 million people loans and the loans average around $671. The most important statistic surrounding these loans is that the repayment rate is around 97%. These businesses are flourishing and making a real impact on their community. The Brand Gal’s mission is to help small businesses through their early stages of development; we can’t help but root for a company that does the same in areas that need small businesses the most.
To learn more about the holistic and way that World Vision Micro makes an impact on our global economy and how you can be involved, click here.