As 2021 closes, all of us at WMI and our local partner organizations in East Africa want to thank you for your contributions throughout this very challenging year. We are thrilled to have your continuing support and value deeply the confidence you have put in our board and our women leaders in the communities we serve. Your acts of kindness and generosity continue to fuel our outreach and we are extremely grateful.

Because of you WMI was able to meet the Covid crisis head-on with debt restructuring for women whose businesses were severely impacted, additional loan issues to allow more rural women to launch businesses, on-going skills and management training, outreach to orphans and families faced with food insecurity, entrepreneurship training for village girls, construction of new rural loan program pavilions, solar installations, leadership workshops, and support for schools and teachers. 

WMI has always been a grass-roots organization with embedded local leadership that is highly attuned to the problems facing the communities where our members live, operate their businesses, and raise their families. Your support allowed us to give these communities the resources they needed to help women stay in business, help families stay together, and help our local leadership develop sustainable strategies. The businesses our members operate are critical to their families’ well-being and to improving their household living standards. Thank you for helping us help rural women in East Africa help themselves.

We hope you enjoy the photos of the loan program at work in 2021 and very best wishes for a bright and healthy New Year!

The WMI Board of Directors 

 Robyn Nietert   Betsy Gordon  Deborah Smith  Jane Erickson 
   Terry Ciccotelli   Trix Vandervossen  June Kyakobye