PMI Training on Microfinance Concepts and Tools

In an effort to raise awareness and build capacity on microfinance in North Kivu, DR Congo, Pro-Microfinance launched a monthly training program that benefits all its current and potential clients. The first session took place from June 24- 25, 2011 with over 42 attendees.

During the training participants learned what is microfinance and how PMI’s microfinance services can help them start or grow their own small businesses and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. They also learned the importance of forming or joining Solidarity groups and how to hold meetings in their own groups. A detailed description of services provided by Pro-Microfinance DR Congo was given to them: In-kind loans, cash loans, savings, etc. Attendees were satisfied with the training and expressed interest to participate in future trainings organized by PMI. Refreshments were offered at the end by PMI to provide the opportunity for participants to network and exchange best practices.


Special thanks to those of you, who have contributed to the women and families who benefit from our loan programs. Pro-Microfinance International’s success is a result of your efforts. Your ongoing interest and support is helping to change the face of poverty in DR Congo, one life at a time.