83% of Americans wish more of the products, services and retailers they use would support causes.
~ Cone’s 2010 Cause Evolution Study
91% of the global microfinance need is unmet. (Currently 160 million microloans of a potential 1.5 billion).
61% of Americans are willing to try a new brand if associated with a cause.
~ Cone's 20101 Cause Evolution Study
The average microloan is $381 with a global repayment rate of 98%. When repaid, the money becomes available to be re-lent to another microentrepreneur.
"Microfinance is one of the key driving mechanisms to meet the Millennium Development Goals, specifically the target of halving extreme poverty and hunger by 2015."
~ Mark Malloch Brown, UN
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful and committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead
"I can't wait to start plugging these small businesses to everyone I know!"
~ Erica, San Diego
“I am so impressed with the innovative approach you have developed to support the success of entrepreneurs concurrently domestically and internationally – and linking their success together so effectively.”
~ Alisa, Senior Strategist
"Microcredit is a macro idea. This is a big idea, an idea with vast potential. Micro credit is an invaluable tool in alleviating poverty."
~ Hillary Clinton
"My prospects and customers are so excited we're part of Erase Poverty."
~ Owner, www.PaintGreen.com
“I am amazed with your vision and the difference you are making with Erase Poverty. I’m so excited to be a member! I can’t believe I get to make a difference like this! Thank you for this opportunity!”
~ Owner, Glam and Sassy
"Microfinance is changing the world for the better. I'm excited to be involved in this movement both personally, and now with my company!"
~ Owner, http://PerfectSpace.com
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
~ Anne Frank
"Our generation can be the first in history to end extreme poverty. That's our good fortune, our challenge and our responsibility."