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2018 Wisconsin Microfinance Gala: Madison
Harvest Restaurant
Madison, WI
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Join us for a fundraiser for Wisconsin Microfinance, a small organization committed to bringing big changes in parts of the developing world hard hit by natural disasters.  

Wisconsin Microfinance's mission is to use microfinance principles to help people in the developing world rise out of poverty.  The non-profit functions as a bridge to channel tax-deductible charitable donations to approved country-specific microfinance lenders which administer the loans "on the ground." WI Microfinance is not a typical peer-to-peer lending organization, where repaid loans are returned to the borrower.  Rather, repaid loans are returned to a revolving fund administered by the local microfinance lenders and used to fund additional loans and community projects.

Wisconsin Microfinance embodies the best practices of microfinance organizations around the world.   Access to credit is extremely limited in both the Philippines and Haiti.  The program provides very small loans (ranging from $50 to $250) to individuals in need.  The loans have allowed recipients to buy vegetables for market sale, a young cow that could produce milk, a simple sewing machine, and a cart, to name a few.  Every loan has supported a business which has generated a steady, sustainable income for the recipients and their families.  

Loan recipients are screened to increase the likelihood of repayment. Women are the primary target of the program, in keeping with the documented success of lending to women by the Grameen Bank, an early pioneer of microfinance.  In addition, support groups for loan recipients are part of the loan agreement, so that responsibility for repaying a loan falls on a group rather than a single individual.  Larger loans are subsequently available for groups that successfully pay back smaller loans. When a microfinance program is developed according to these principals, microfinance generally has a repayment rate of over 98% in developing countries.

Wisconsin Microfinance will celebrate its eighth-year anniversary this year.  During the life of the program, over 1000 people have received life-changing assistance.  Each of these people has restarted or expanded a business, helped to rebuild their communities, and regained the ability to support their families.  However, poverty continues to be endemic in the developing world. Wisconsin Microfinance can continue to play a crucial role in bringing hope and financial stability to the developing world.
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Date
May 03, 2018 6:00 PM
Open bar before 6, so come for happy hour if you like.



Admission Level Price Quantity
Wisconsin Microfinance Donor $99.00 ($103.46 w/service fee)
General Admission  
Sponsor $125.00
Minimum order of 4. As a half table is $500 we have divided the price into 4 but 4 tickets must be bought.  
Table Sponsor $125.00
Minimum order of 8. As a full table is $1000 we have divided the price into 8 but 8 tickets must be bought.  
 
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Harvest Restaurant (View)
21 N Pinckney St
Madison, WI 53703
United States

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