Since 2009, Spartan Global has distributed over $65,000 in microloans - more than 99% have been repaid.

The Spartan Global Development Fund is a student-run initiative on the campus of Michigan State University, and is comprised of two partner organizations: a registered student organization and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Spartan Global consists of students, professors, and alumni who 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 interest-free microloans to aspiring entrepreneurs throughout developing regions of world.

Photo courtesy of asgreenasitgets.org

Photo courtesy of asgreenasitgets.org

Recent loans 

Equador A loan of $550 helps Vilma purchase sacks of rice seed, fertilizers and other farm supplies.

Equador A loan of $550 helps Vilma purchase sacks of rice seed, fertilizers and other farm supplies.

Philippines: A loan of $550 helps Vilma purchase sacks of rice seed, fertilizers and other farm supplies.


Philippines: A loan of $550 helps Vilma purchase sacks of rice seed, fertilizers and other farm supplies.

El Salvador: A loan of $300 helped Dolores to purchase fishing nets for his small business. 


El Salvador: A loan of $300 helped Dolores to purchase fishing nets for his small business. 

Uganda: A loan of $900 helped a member of the Nikisoboka Group buy salt and sugar for reselling.


Uganda: A loan of $900 helped a member of the Nikisoboka Group buy salt and sugar for reselling.


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