One In An ARMY is proud to announce our June 2021 campaign, Butter Lives With ARMY in support of Women's Microfinance Initiative. Donations will aid Women's Microfinance Initiative women in East Africa access collateral-free loans to grow their small businesses. The donation period officially began at 8:00 pm KST on June 1st, 2021. Everything listed in steps 3-5 under our individual giving instructions is optional, but extremely helpful for us to track donation amounts as we have no other way to see how much ARMY has donated (see our FAQ for a full explanation). Our hashtag for the month is #ButterLivesWithARMY. The minimum donation amount $1.00 USD.
How To Donate
Step 1) Visit One In An ARMY's custom ARMY donation page.
Step 2) Donate at least $1.00 USD.
Step 3) Take a screenshot of your donation watermark with your twitter @. Please make sure donation amount is VISIBLE but strike out any personal information (see example screenshot below).
Step 4) Submit this form. The form is especially important now. Due to COVID-19 many non-profits are overwhelmed and might not be able to track donations for us like they normally do.
About the Organizations
From Women's Microfinance Initiative's website:
"WMI's mission is to establish village-level loan hubs, administered by local women, to provide capital, training and support services to rural women in the lowest income brackets in East Africa so that they can engage in income producing activities.
WMI's goal is to help women build assets so that they can stabilize their income, raise their standard of living and reorient themselves and their families.
WMI's small loans bring big changes to impoverished women, who use the money to build small businesses. With pro bono legal assistance from the law firm of Baker & McKenzie in New York, WMI issued its first microloans in January 2008. By the end of 2020, WMI had issued 62,000 loans totaling over $8,000,000 to women in more than 1,000 villages.
WMI has developed a unique economic model to transition women to institutional banking and the formal economy in 24-months. Loan funds are recycled so that the program becomes self-sustaining. WMI is making financial inclusion a reality for village women in East Africa."
Visit Women's Microfinance Initiative's website to learn more about this great organization!