Mauro's Birthday Fundraiser

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Michelle and I have been using Zidisha for over two years to lend money to entrepreneurs from all over the world.

Just a bit of capital to invest in a business or education can double or triple a disadvantaged entrepreneur's income - providing a sustainable livelihood for their family and securing better education for their children.

So far we lent over $600 to 60 entrepreneurs and 99% of them paid us back on time.

That's why I decided to dedicate my birthday this year. Instead of gifts, I'm accepting donations on behalf of Zidisha, a registered nonprofit that facilitates microloans in the world's poorest places.

100% of your donation will go straight to the entrepreneurs, and you'll receive an update on how the funds were spent. Best of all, when the loans are repaid they will be relent again and again to fund new loan projects - truly a gift that keeps on giving!

Projects Funded By Mauro's Birthday Fundraiser

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Food for my cow
Dickson Wafula

Acquire 10 acres of arable land
Dou Millogo
Burkina Faso

Sale of cakes and juices
Bindou Sama
Burkina Faso

Grains and cereals shop
Rhoda Muriithi

Egg wholesaler
Peter Mwangi

Need to buy a sewing machine
Flore Edith Jocelyne Cicima Folane
Burkina Faso

Stock the shop
Elijah Kung'u

Expand beauty salon
Zuhura Suleiman Bakari

apron trade
Ouedraogo Maimouna
Burkina Faso

Pay my university fee
Lidia Ombere

Selling clothing
Rita Rahayu

Saneli Deli Eastern Bypass
Eliahs Rwigi Joe

Where your donation goes

100% goes to fund loan projects

We transfer 100% of your donation to low-income entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Learn more about birthday campaigns.

Recipients invest in their future

The entrepreneurs develop businesses or acquire education to improve their earnings

Check out the lifecycle of a Zidisha loan.

Funds recycled to new loans

Entrepreneurs repay the loans, and the repayments are used to fund new loan projects.

Learn more at our FAQ page.