ProPhilanthropy Entrepreneurs

Wangninan 2 Group – Food Retail and Service (Adjroko District, Benin)

The Wangninan 2 group is based in the Adjroko district of Benin. ...

Limbikani Group – Food Retail (Salima District, Malawi)

The Limbikani group comprises 13 women aged between 20 and 45, and ...

Maziko Group – Food Retail and Service (Kasungu District, Malawi)

The Maziko credit group is based in the Kasungu district of central ...

Yankho Group – Food Retail (Kasungu, Malawi)

The Yankho credit group is based in the Kasungu district, in the ...

Wangninan Group – Food, Retail & Service (Adjroko District, Benin)

The WANGNINAN 1 Group has 44 members (43 women and 1 man, ...

Chimwemwe Group – Agriculture (Ntcheu, Malawi)

The Chimwemwe Group is based at Doviko village in Ntcheu district of ...

Sulabha Majhi and Group – Fuel Efficient Stoves (M. Rampur, Orissa, India)

Sulabha, Bhanumati, Anjali, Baidehi, Tila and Tulasha have formed a group to ...

Puissance De Philibert Group – Retail (Trou-du-Nord, Haiti)

Marline is a merchant, and the coordinator of the group “Puissance de ...

Lavalenesi – Agriculture (Vaigaga, Samoa)

Lavalenesi is 41 years old and married with seven children. She runs ...

Kanagavalli and Group – Water and Sanitation (Tamil Nadu, India)

These five women live in a rural village in eastern India and ...

Maura lucía Armijos Guamán – Agriculture (Malacatos, Ecuador)

Maura Lucía Armijos Guamán is a small-scale farmer. She is 35 and ...

Amy’s Group – Clothing (Senegal)

Amy’s Group group comprises women from the same area united by good ...

Rina Naskar and Group – Solar Lamps (Jaynagar, West Bengal, India)

Lack of electricity infrastructure is one of the main hurdles in the ...

Kapurakanti Rana and Group – Fuel Efficient Stoves (M. Rampur, Orissa, India)

Kapurakanti Rana from Orissa has formed a group with Sangita Das, Para ...

Dúo Semillas De Esperanza Group – Clothing (San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala)

One member of “Dúo Semillas de Esperanza” (Seeds of Hope Duo) is ...

Echo Des Anges Group – Retail (Trou-du-Nord, Haiti)

Denise is the coordinator of her group Echo des Anges. She is ...

Lalthanpari and Group – Service & Retail (Aizawl, Mizoram, India)

A tailor by profession, Lalthanpari says, “I want everyone to wear what ...

Minu Laskar and Group – Solar Lamps (Jaynagar, West Bengal, India)

Minu Laskar and Group come from Jaynagar, a village in South 24 ...

Lalduhsaki and Group – Retail (Aizawl, Mizoram, India)

Lalduhsaki, a 44 year-old divorcee lives with her daughter in Aizawl. She ...

Shubam Soni and Group – Education (Jaipuir, Rajasthan, India)

Shubham, Vikram, Hemant, Sudhanshu and 6 others are a group of youngsters ...

Faapalagi – Clothing (Vaimoso, Samoa)

Faapalagi is a married woman with 9 children. She is requesting this ...

Thy Dong – Agriculture (Cambodia)

Thy Dong is 47 and married with two children aged 26 and ...

Abrahatsiyone – Food Retail (Washington DC, United States)

Abrahatsiyone is originally from Eritrea, in East Africa. She is a mother ...

Makerita – Agriculture (Mulivai Leauvaa, Samoa)

Makerita is a 48-year-old married woman with 6 children. She has a ...

Unión Progreso Group – Retail (Huarochiri, Peru)

The group “Unión Progreso” (Progress Union) consists of 12 enthusiastic members. Maria ...

Maranatha Group – Food Retail (Brazzaville, Congo)

Marie, age 40, is a member of the Maranatha group. Marie sells ...

San Judas Tadeo Group – Food Retail (Vicente, Oaxaca, Mexico)

San Judas Tadeo is the name of a group located in a ...

Suren – Agriculture (Shirakavan Village, Shirak Region, Armenia)

Suren is involved in agriculture. He keeps 5 cows and 50 chickens, ...

Carlos – Food Retail (Choluteca, Honduras)

Sr. Carlos, 53, lives with his wife in southern Honduras. His wife ...

Monte De Benedicion Group – Clothing (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

Francisca is a member of the group “Monte de Bendicion” (Mount of ...

Mwanamisi – Retail (Tiribe, Kenya)

Mwanamisi is 21 years old and married to Hamadi. They have two ...

Rosita – Food Retail (Dili, Timor-Leste)

Rosita is 29 years old. She runs a shop in the market ...

José Heriberto – Agriculture (El Salvador)

José, 22, is single and works growing corn to earn income and ...

Kelvin Isael – Agriculture (San Carlos, Morazan, El Salvador)

Kelvin has decided to apply for a new loan because he has ...

Hijos Del Sol Group – Clothing (Independencia, Santiago, Chile)

This communal bank is called “Hijos del Sol” (“children of the sun”, ...

Nashon – Clean Water (Mumias, Kenya)

Nashon is a married man. He has five children, with ages ranging ...

Julmira – Food Retail (Liquiça, Timor-Leste)

Julmira is 28 years old and is married. She has a child ...

Dufatanye Gasiza Group – Farming (Rwanda)

Solange is 32 years old and has five children between the ages ...

Angelito – Farming (Magleticia, Echague, Isabela, Philippines)

Angelito is a 29-year-old farmer. He is still single. Despite this situation, ...

Nuri 2 Group – Food Retail (Jatinegara, Indonesia)

Ninis is 38 years old, and has 5 children, including Anggi (14 ...

Mehdi – Agriculture (Fuzuli Region, Azerbaijan)

Mehdi is an IDP (Internally Displaced Person). He is a refugee from ...

El Pedregal Group – Retail Sales (Acatlan de Perez, Oaxaca, Mexico)

Alicia is a member of the group “El Pedregal.” She is 38 ...

Vladimir – Farming (Vinogradovo, Ukraine)

Vladimir farms in Vinogradov. He has one hectare of land, three greenhouses ...

Paul – Food Retail (Kagadi, Uganda)

Paul is a married man, age 32, with two children who have ...

Ma. Corazon – Food Retail (Bago, Negros Occidental, Philippines)

Ma. Corazon is a married woman who lives in Bago City, Negros ...

Marina – Agriculture (Huancavelica, Peru)

Marina is 37 years old and is a hardworking woman. She lives ...

Fwzy – Water Distribution (Taiz, Yemen)

Fwzy, 29 years old, is an ambitious man working in water distribution. ...

Kambi – Food Retail (Tiribe, Kenya)

Kambi is a 21-year-old single gentleman who lives with his parents in ...

Erlinda Del Carmen – Agriculture (El Salvador)

Erlinda lives with her husband and has two children, who are four ...

Arche de Noe Group – Clothing (Goma, North Kivu Province, Dem. Rep. of Congo)

Mutima is the leader and chair of the “Noah’s Ark” lending group. ...

Daniel – Beekeeping (Likoni, Kenya)

Daniel is a married father of two children. He lives in the ...

Abelardo – Repair Service (Brownsville, Texas, United States)

For four years, Abelardo has operated El Brother Tire Shop selling new ...

Dong Hai Group – Material Services (Thanh Hoa, Vietnam)

Hoa is 38 years old. She is married and has two children. ...

Rema II – Clothing (Ngozi, Burundi)

The group Rema II consists of four women and one man. Two ...

Mohamad – Barber (Ain, Lebanon)

Mohamad is a 27-year-old single man who has worked as a barber ...

Shbana’s Group – Sewing (Pakistan)

Shabana (left in photo) has applied for a loan for her sewing ...

Mufari Group – Food Retail (Goma, North Kivu Province, Dem. Rep. of Congo)

Nsimire is treasurer for the Mufari group, a courageous entrepreneur, and mother ...

Motia – Food Retail (Sana’a, Yemen)

Motia is a 24-year-old single man who lives in Sana`a, Yemen. He ...

Astou’s Group – Retail (Senegal)

The ‘banc villageois’ which houses this group was created on December 12, ...

Mujeres Progresando Group – Retail (La Paz/El Alto, Bolivia)

The “MUJERES PROGRESANDO” (Advancing women) communal bank is made up of ten ...

Segun – Renewal Energy (Lagos, Nigeria)

BlueOcean Energy and Technology Services is a subsidiary of BlueOcean Nigeria, an ...

Ghassan – Food Retail (Ain Al Helwi, Lebanon)

Ghassan is a 48-year-old married man and a father of five children. ...

Juan Pablo Ordóñez Loma – Service, Construction (Catamayo, Ecuador)

Juan Pablo is a carpenter and welder. He is 26 years old ...

Kodjovi Agbessi Vikoum – Food Retail (Bè-kpota, Lome, Togo)

Kodjovi is a shopkeeper from Bè-kpota in the Togolese capital Lome. He ...

Sitha Chea – Farming (Batambang Province, Cambodia)

Sitha is 38 years old and married with four children, aged between ...

Rosalino Pauta Sanchez – Farming (Catamayo, Ecuador)

Rosalino is a farmer from the district of San Francisco in Catamayo. ...

Justine Odouinsi – Retail, Health (Pobè, Benin)

Justine is married woman, mother of 3 children, two of them still ...

Mamadou Keita – Retail (Avédji, Lomé, Togo)

Mamadou is 49 and married with a two year old child. He ...

Ablavi Mawoulawe Okla – Retail (Atakpame, Togo)

Ablavi is a young woman of 30 who has 3 children. Her ...

Lucita Ramirez – Food Processing (Talisay, Cebu, Philippines)

Lucita is 54 years and has 3 dependents: one child and two ...

Yawo Sole Ameya – Retail and Service (Adidoadin, Togo)

Yawo is 29 years old and married with 2 children, aged 1 ...

Samart Oeurn – Farming (Wat Kandal, Battambang Province, Cambodia)

Samart Oeurn is 45 years old. She is married with six children, ...

Victor Manuel Barros – Blacksmith (Loja, Ecuador)

Victor Manuel Barros is a blacksmith and principally makes metal fences, gates ...

Juanita Gata – Farming (Sta. Paz, Matalom, Leyte, Philippines)

Juanita Gata is 49 years old and has four children aged 10, ...

Mrs. Kalidjata Hamsetou and Bendiara Group – Business Services (Gounghin Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)

Mrs. Kalidjata Hamsetou is the leader of the Bendiara group – which ...

Elisabeth – Food Retail (Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Elisabeth is 30 years old. She is married and taking care of ...

Dusko – Repair Service (Kosovo)

Dusko is married and the father of two children who are three ...

Issa – Retail (Koutiala, Mali)

Issa is 42 years old, married and lives with his wife and ...

Andrei – Agriculture (Dneprovka, Ukraine)

Andrei lives in Dneprovka village, where he has been involved in growing ...

Matina & Memsu Group – Retail (Makeni, Sierra Leone)

Matina is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs – each of ...

Walid – Retail (Chtoura, Lebanon)

Walid is a 22-year-old, single man, who opened a convenience store in ...

Margaret – Food Retail (West Point, Liberia)

Margaret MC is a 32-year-old woman, married with three children aged 3, ...

Aldarmonh – Retail (Hentii, Mongolia)

Aldarmonh is 27 years old and lives with his wife and son ...

Zaman – Food retail (Iraq)

Zaman is 35 years old and single. He lives with six family ...

Señor Alexander – Clothing retail (Ticuantepe, Nicaragua)

Señor Alexander, together with his wife and son, lives in the municipality ...

Altin – Agriculture (Albania)

Altin is a 27-year-old man from southern part of Albania who worked ...

Ami’s Group – Groundnut and Grain sales (Senegal)

Ami (standing right with hand raised) is a member of a group ...

Saparkul – Food Stall (Ana-Kyzyl, Özgön (Uzgen) Kyrgyzstan)

Saparkul is a 49-year-old widow with a high school education, and is ...

Daniel Ngerere Muraya – Small Retail Business (Rongai, Kenya)

Daniel is 29 years old, married and with two small children. Unable ...

Edwin Andrés – Agriculture (Sonsón, Antioquia, Colombia)

Edwin is a young farmer, 21 years of age. He has engaged ...

Bilal – Agricultural greenhouse supply (Palestinian Territory)

Bilal, age 29, has operated a greenhouse for the past five years. ...

Virak Sirok and Family – Rice threshing business (Roung Village, Chengmeanchey Commune, Cambodia)

Virak is 32 years old and married to Mrs. Chanthy (shown in ...

Mujeres al Triunfo – Food and other retail (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

This is a group loan to Mujeres al Triunfo (Women to victory) ...

Maria Cecilia Granda – Greengrocer (Loja, Ecuador)

Maria is 35 and married with three children who all attend primary ...

Dimitri – Agriculture (Vaka, Georgia)

Dimitri is 25 years old. He lives with his wife, parents, brother ...

Faamaini – Farming (Iva, Savaii Island, Samoa)

Faamaini is 30 years old. She is married and has three children. ...

Bahrom – Farming (Shahrituz, Tajikistan)

Bahrom is 21 years old and lives with his mother. He has ...

Lydia Kpohinto – Agricultural Production (Adja-ouèrè, Benin)

Lydia is 52 years old, and is a widow with 4 children. ...

El Hadji Ousmane Toure – Food processing (Dakar, Senegal)

Ousmane is 30 years old and single, living with his parents and ...

Elizabeth Djossou Houmenou – Farming (Adja-ouèrè, Benin)

Elizabeth is married and has 7 children. She is 45 years old and ...

Leonardo Kadusale – Farming (Candabong, Manjuyod, Negros Oriental, Philippines)

Leonardo is 55 years and has two children aged 15 and 16. ...

Vergilio Pitogo – Trader (Cebu, Philippines)

Vergilio is a 49 year old married man with four children, aged ...

Carmelita Manuel and Family – Farming (Sap-Sap, Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija, Philippines)

Carmelita is 52 and married with two children aged 30 and 18. ...

Virginia Ines – Food shop (El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia)

Virginia is a member of the “Las Favoritas” communal bank which has ...

Marizza – Clothing retailer (Calca, Peru)

Marizza belongs to Señor del Calvario Communal Bank, located in the district ...

Fernando – Computer services (La Paz, Bolivia)

Fernando lives in his parents’ house located in La Paz’s Tembladerani zone. ...

Buana – Artisan (Bali, Indonesia)

Buana grew up surrounded by handicrafts in Gianyar, a part of Bali ...

Lucia Manuela – Clothing and fabric (Guatemala)

Lucia is a 36 year old single mother who studied through her ...