Since 2009, Spartan Global has distributed over $60,000 in microloans - more than 99% have been repaid.

Spartan Global Development Fund is a student-run initiative at Michigan State University. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Spartan Global consists of students, professors, and alumni. Members work to expand awareness and support for microfinance while building lasting partnerships in the quest for permanent solutions to global poverty. We aim to educate, inspire, and enable tomorrow’s agents of global change by raising funds locally in order to offer microloans to aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the developing world.

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Recent loans

Philippines: A loan of $225 helps Sheena to purchase ingredients for her food vending business such as rice, sugar, and oil.


Philippines: A loan of $225 helps Sheena to purchase ingredients for her food vending business such as rice, sugar, and oil.

Cambodia: A portion of Mol's Group's $250 loan helps a member to buy fertilizers for her agribusiness.


Cambodia: A portion of Mol's Group's $250 loan helps a member to buy fertilizers for her agribusiness.

Kenya: A loan of $200 helps Tima to purchase a stock of wheat, flour,  beans, and cooking fat for her business.


Kenya: A loan of $200 helps Tima to purchase a stock of wheat, flour,  beans, and cooking fat for her business.

Philippines: A loan of $225 helps Rosemarie to buy fertilizers and other farm supplies.


Philippines: A loan of $225 helps Rosemarie to buy fertilizers and other farm supplies.