Since 2009, Spartan Global has extended over $101,000 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


 
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ANNUAL REPORT

As we look back on the 2017-2018 academic year, we are excited to share what we have been up to, the impact of our work, and what we are able to accomplish with the generous support from our donors.

 

RECENT LOANS 

Giovanni Caseres:  A loan of $673 helps Giovanni purchase an engine hoist, allowing him to expand his business.


Giovanni Caseres: A loan of $673 helps Giovanni purchase an engine hoist, allowing him to expand his business.

Nahula Weaving Cooperative:    A loan of $625 helps the cooperative put new proprietary designs on the market


Nahula Weaving Cooperative: A loan of $625 helps the cooperative put new proprietary designs on the market

Sergio:  A loan of $1,000 helps Sergio invest in inventory to create new, innovative leather goods.


Sergio: A loan of $1,000 helps Sergio invest in inventory to create new, innovative leather goods.


IN THE NEWS

Broad Alums Build Radical Coffee Project to Create Opportunity via Fair Market Access   The Radical Coffee Project is a way SGDF supports aspiring entrepreneurs beyond extending capital.   Read more   about how several members of our Board of Directors are taking on this new venture of the organization.

Broad Alums Build Radical Coffee Project to Create Opportunity via Fair Market Access

The Radical Coffee Project is a way SGDF supports aspiring entrepreneurs beyond extending capital. Read more about how several members of our Board of Directors are taking on this new venture of the organization.

Alums Return & Discover What Spartans are Doing to Better the World   In May 2018, Spartan Global participated in the 2018 Alumni University, where we held a session engaging with Michigan State alumni about microcredit, Spartan Global, and sustainable development. Check out the highlights     here  .

Alums Return & Discover What Spartans are Doing to Better the World

In May 2018, Spartan Global participated in the 2018 Alumni University, where we held a session engaging with Michigan State alumni about microcredit, Spartan Global, and sustainable development. Check out the highlights here.

Spartan Global Students Reveal Impact of Guatemala Field Work   “Instead of this just being a traditional business or a microfinance institution, we’re really trying to push the humancentric approach." Read the full story of how our time in Guatemala shifted our views on microfinance and what it means for the organization   here  .

Spartan Global Students Reveal Impact of Guatemala Field Work

“Instead of this just being a traditional business or a microfinance institution, we’re really trying to push the humancentric approach." Read the full story of how our time in Guatemala shifted our views on microfinance and what it means for the organization here.