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.
In January 2018, members of Spartan Global traveled to Guatemala to engage with our field partner on-the-ground, check in with loan recipients, and better understand Guatemala’s rich culture, history, and economy. Watch the video to see what we learned!