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


Recent loans 

   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.

   Sierra Leone:  A loan of $275 helps Aminata to buy rice, palm oil and containers of chicken in bulk.


Sierra Leone: A loan of $275 helps Aminata to buy rice, palm oil and containers of chicken in bulk.


We are excited to share our 2016-2017 academic year overview!

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Spartan global in the news

  Spartans Will Help Globally - Student  Microfinance Group Surpasses $100K    Since 2009, Spartan Global has disbursed more than $100,000 in microloans across the world. In a feature article, the Broad College of Business covers what this means for the organization and for students on campus. Read more about it  here . 

Spartans Will Help Globally - Student  Microfinance Group Surpasses $100K

Since 2009, Spartan Global has disbursed more than $100,000 in microloans across the world. In a feature article, the Broad College of Business covers what this means for the organization and for students on campus. Read more about it 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 .

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.

  MSU 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 view on microfinance and what it means for the organization   here .

MSU 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 view on microfinance and what it means for the organization  here.