In the last 6 months I have become increasingly interested in something called a ‘micro loan’.
This is where you loan as little as $25 to someone from a low income area or developing country and your loan along with similar amounts from other lenders helps those in need start their own business and transform the lives of themselves, their families and their communities.
In 2002, a charity called the Microloan Foundation was setup to fund women in Malawe and Zambia.
In 2010, a chap called Brian Keen launched the Australian arm of the fund and joined the team to increase the impact already being made in these areas and assist with their successful expansion into Zimbabwe.
To date, together they have helped over 150,000 women, resulting in 600,000 children being given the chance of an education and the opportunity of a better future.
I had the chance to catch up with Brian, an entrepreneur with 40 years experience in building businesses and 30 years in franchise operations, to talk about the microloan foundation, it’s impact and what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur with the goal of giving back!
I hope you enjoy his story….
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