Tag: progress

Update to Supporters: Unitus Progress in 2010

December 22, 2010 Update

Dear Unitus Supporters, This is a follow-up to our July 2 announcement that we would redirect our efforts toward new poverty alleviation strategies and initiate no new microcredit acceleration projects. We want to keep you informed about what we’re doing to fulfill our commitments. This letter serves as a stewardship report from our board to… Read more >

2008: The Year in Review

January 1, 2009 Update

Thanks to the generosity and insight of our supporters, 2008 was a year in which great challenges were met with even greater achievements. It is amazing to us all here at Unitus to see how the enthusiasm, caring, and commitment of so many remarkable individuals—from passionate donors at home to visionary social entrepreneurs abroad—can come… Read more >

Unitus Partners Now Serving Over 6 Million Clients

October 23, 2008 Press Release

Unitus Partners Cross 6-Million Mark Unitus congratulates our 22 microfinance partners for surpassing the 6-million client mark—nearly double the number served at the end of 2007! In a year marked by rising food and fuel prices—not to mention the global credit crunch—expanding access to microfinance for millions more families is an especially important accomplishment. Thanks… Read more >

LifeBank Foundation Passes 200,000-Client Milestone

October 1, 2008 Update

Unitus is pleased to announce that LifeBank Foundation has surpassed the 200,000-client milestone. Based in the Philippines, LifeBank has been a Unitus partner since 2006. Last year, the organization grew its client base by an impressive 105 percent, and anticipates 80 percent growth by the end of 2008. LifeBank began as a rural bank in… Read more >

Congratulations to Ujjivan!

August 1, 2008 Update

On July 8, Unitus partner Ujjivan crossed the 100,000-client threshold, a major accomplishment. Headed by CEO Samit Ghosh, the organization reached the milestone in just 982 days. Ujjivan launched the first of its pilot programs in November 2005 in Bangalore, India, and currently operates 68 branches centered around Bangalore, Kolkata, and New Delhi. A Unitus… Read more >

Unitus Partners Now Reaching 3 Million Poor Families

February 20, 2008 Press Release

Unitus Partners Now Reaching 3 Million Poor Families Worldwide Unitus, a worldwide leader in scaling innovative solutions to global poverty, today announced that the number of clients reached through its global microfinance partner network has surpassed 3 million. This year-end 2007 figure is more than double the number of clients the network reached at the… Read more >

Partner Grameen Koota Reaches Milestone

April 10, 2007 Press Release

Unitus Microfinance Partner Grameen Koota Improves the Lives of 100,000 of India’s Working Poor Bangalore-based Microfinance Institution Achieves Rapid Growth with Support from Unitus Redmond, WA—April 10, 2007— Grameen Koota, a Unitus microfinance institution partner in India, today announced that it is now providing life-changing financial services to more than 100,000 of India’s working poor.… Read more >

Unitus Reaches 1 Million of the World’s Poor

December 6, 2006 Press Release

Unitus Reaches 1 Million of the World’s Working Poor Innovative approach brings life-changing loans and opportunity to 1 million micro-entrepreneurs Redmond, WA—December 6, 2006—Unitus, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to reducing global poverty by increasing access to microfinance, today announced that its worldwide portfolio of microfinance partners is now reaching more than 1 million… Read more >