Learn - Share - Do

April is the Month of Microfinance (MOMF) and we’re asking for your help to tell others about this powerful tool that stops people falling back into poverty.

MOMF is a grassroots movement of student organisations around the world with a passion for microfinance and an intense commitment to learning. The aim of MOMF is to:

  • listen and explore
  • question and challenge
  • evaluate and critique

Learn about microfinance

4 April 2014: Who are the unbanked?

11 April 2014: 5 things that microfinance does not do

17 April 2014: Learn, click and win - workshops and photo contest run by our MFI in Azerbaijan

Ways to get involved

Host a movie night

Everyone loves a good story – and we’ve got lots to share. Get inspired by our micro borrowers by seeing how they’ve managed to turn their lives around. Then discuss what you’ve just learned. Don’t forget the popcorn!

Click here to access some of our films and discussion points for your movie night.

Or get some more ideas from the Month of Microfinance organisers.

Take part in a competition

  • Best student microfinance related video
  • Student essay competition on microfinance
  • Best microfinance T-shirt

For details, visit www.monthofmicrofinance.org/contests. 

Fund a loan to help a future borrower

Donate US$25 to part-fund a loan. Give up coffee for April and you’ll have enough to help fund a loan – you might even help a coffee farmer. Choose a borrower www.worldvisionmicro.org

Raise between US$300 and US$600 to fund a full loan. Group giving helps you raise money collectively. Name your group and #momf and we’ll make sure people know that you’ve helped someone else start their business. Choose a borrower www.worldvisionmicro.org/groups

Need fundraising ideas? Download 7 ideas to raise awareness and funds for microfinance.