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


 
 

Documentary shows Spartan Global’s work in guatemala

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!


OUR YEAR IN REVIEW

Explore the 2017 - 2018 Annual Report here


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.

Julio Chiquito:  A loan of $988 helps Julio purchase the necessary equipment to start his specialty meats shop.


Julio Chiquito: A loan of $988 helps Julio purchase the necessary equipment to start his specialty meats shop.


Spartan global in the news

 
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.