Since 2009, Spartan Global has distributed over $97,000 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.

     E     l 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!

learn more about our recent activities here→ 


Spartan global in the news

   From East Lansing to Guatemala: SGDF Sees Impact in Real-Time    At the end of 2017, ten SGDF students and two SGDF Board of Directors Members traveled to Guatemala to engage with our field partner and past loan recipients. This was a first for the organization and the experience of a lifetime. Read more about it  here . 

From East Lansing to Guatemala: SGDF Sees Impact in Real-Time

At the end of 2017, ten SGDF students and two SGDF Board of Directors Members traveled to Guatemala to engage with our field partner and past loan recipients. This was a first for the organization and the experience of a lifetime. Read more about it here

   Spartan Global Receives   2017 Lewis Quality of Excellence Award    In August 2017, the Spartan Global Development Fund was awarded the 2017 Lewis Quality of Excellence Award from the Eli Broad College of Business Alumni Board of Directors for our work during the 2016-2017 academic year. Learn more  here .

Spartan Global Receives 2017 Lewis Quality of Excellence Award

In August 2017, the Spartan Global Development Fund was awarded the 2017 Lewis Quality of Excellence Award from the Eli Broad College of Business Alumni Board of Directors for our work during the 2016-2017 academic year. Learn more here.

   Spartan Global Development Fund: Business for Social Change    Caroline Brooks of the Eli Broad College of Business wrote an article about the accomplishments of Spartan Global, and how we strive to leverage business practices to foster positive, sustainable economic development. Read more about what we have been up to  here .

Spartan Global Development Fund: Business for Social Change

Caroline Brooks of the Eli Broad College of Business wrote an article about the accomplishments of Spartan Global, and how we strive to leverage business practices to foster positive, sustainable economic development. Read more about what we have been up to here.