Building Sustainable Livelihoods, For Women And Families
Through Our Microlending Programs
Empowered Poor, Inc. is a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization that creates and provides opportunities for poor entrepreneurs to become self-employed and end the cycle of generational poverty. Since our inception, we have developed and provided innovative programs that use financial services, microlending, skill training, and support to address some of the greatest challenges facing those living in extreme poverty. They are able to build sustainable livelihoods, provide quality education to their children, and brighter future to their families.
Empowered Poor was founded in 2008 by Ernest and Donna Mall. As a businessman and a visionary leader Ernest recognized the power of offering financial services to those living in poverty in India and South Asia in order to alleviate poverty.
There are countless individuals who have no financial options for their livelihoods. Every day they struggle to make ends meet with only a small amount of money standing between them and a sustainable future. Empowered Poor brings opportunity where it’s needed most.
Empowered Poor is impassioned to combat the root causes of poverty. The enterprising poor are entitled to the same resources as every determined entrepreneur–access to capital and practical training.
EP offers a holistic approach to micro-lending which begins with the U.S. board and our staff in India who approve individual loan requests from the marginalized and poor. Often, these candidates are female entrepreneurs in impoverished areas looking for a small loan but are unable to secure them through conventional means.
Our micro-lending program provides the opportunity to start and implement individual or family owned businesses. As clients repay their loans, the funds are recycled into new loans, thus multiplying the number of at risk people who can begin their journey from poverty to purpose. This recycling of loans creates a micro-finance ripple effect. Since the basic principal of micro-lending is to aid people who wouldn’t otherwise qualify for a loan, the cycle of poverty is continuously broken while building thriving communities.
Empowered Poor is committed to help 100,000 marginalized and poor families out of poverty through micro-lending. With less than $200 loan they can build sustainable micro-businesses to support their families and educate their children thus breaking the cycle of poverty.
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