Jamii Bora in the News

One of the Microcredit Summit Campaign’s partners is Jamii Bora, a grassroots microfinance organization located in Nairobi, Kenya. The founder of Jamii Bora, Ingrid Munro, gave her first micro loans to 50 beggars in 1999. Her organization has now grown to over 200,000 members, many of whom are thieves, prostitutes and others who would normally be excluded from microfinance. Munro’s groundbreaking tactics have allowed Jamii Bora’s members to own their own successful businesses, obtain health insurance, and move out of the slums and into a new town that they have built themselves from the ground up.

Jacqueline Novogratz, journalist for the Huffington Post and founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, recently met with Ingrid Munro in Nairobi Kenya. Click here to read about her interview with Ms. Munro.