The Woman-2-Woman Micro-loan Project was created in 2010 in response to women in Tanzania who were in need of housing, food, and tuition for their children. $100-$600 loans have been given to over 100 women to start small cottage industries which provide much needed funds for the basic needs of the family. Some of the these businesses include tailoring, farming, market stalls, small shops, restaurants, bakeries, and pharmacies. The loans are paid back in full to the W2W Community Bank which generates funds for more micro-loans for women.
Many women are single, widowed, or responsible for the financial well-being of their families. Many have dreams to begin a small business but lack the seed money to get started. The W2W micro-loans provide the opportunity to make this dream a reality. The loans help to send children to school, refurbish homes, grow crops, and
gain access to healthcare.