Microfinance. Making a Difference.

Loans Across Borders a University of Arizona Microfinance Club

Micro Loans

We provide small dollar loans to people unbanked, or otherwise financially excluded, so that they have the ability to start or grow their business. Check out our current partnerships and the status of our current loans.
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Community Involvement

We participate in our local community, on campus and throughout Tucson, by attending local events, supporting local charities, and raising awareness about micro-finance.

Real World Experience

Join the Loans Across Borders team and get real world experience by putting your classroom education to use. Gain experience in various fields that include leadership, event planning, marketing, finance, web development, non-profits and much more.

Giving Back

It is important to us that we get involved abroad not only to help those in extreme poverty, but also to participate in the realization that we are citizens of the world and that we can have an impact outside of our college community

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Mobile Microfinance in Ghana

Mobile Microfinance in Ghana

The total number of phone subscribers in Ghana is well over 25,000,000. Six phone companies share this market. Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN)’s market share in Ghana is around 46%. MTN recently announced its plans to partner with microfinance organizations to make it easier for microfinance borrowers to receive and pay loans using MTN’s Mobile Money. Hopefully more local and international companies follow suit to help reach the close to 3Billon people who have little to no access to financial services! Resources International Finance Corporation http://goo.gl/E1qDvQ Ghana Web http://goo.gl/fiDS7b Microfinanace Focus... read more
First Disbursement!

First Disbursement!

“On the 24th of July 2014, 13 members out of 21 of the Kafui Group at Dzolo Gbogame who applied and satisfied the criteria, received their first cycle loans through Village Exchange Ghana, after five weeks of training on social and business issues. This group is supported by the ‘Loans Across Borders’ project put together by a group of students from the University of Arizona. The thirteen loans approved and disbursed amounted to a total of GHC 2,900.00. It is the very first time in the history of Village Exchange Ghana that a partnership with a university leads to the adoption of a specific microfinance group by the students. The 11 women and 2 men who received loans wanted to show their appreciation to ‘Loans Across Borders’ and promised prompt repayment. The other 8 partners have not applied yet for a loan but will continue to participate in our training sessions and do their voluntary savings.” – VEG... read more

Loans for Freedom – Donations & Ticket Purchases

Loans Across Borders- UA Microfinance will be sponsoring and co-hosting an event with the non-profit organization, Walk With. We are raising money in order to continue providing micro credit to those financially excluded or living below the poverty line.  Come help us raise awareness and enjoy some free food, cheap drinks, and free giveaways. Your purchase of a ticket will help create an opportunity. To donate or purchase a ticket to our event, please go... read more