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JUNE 2015
2015 - Loan Program Impact from a Woman's Perspective (YouTube)

JUNE 2015
Summer Interns Arrive in Buyobo, Uganda

FEBRUARY 2014
WMI sited as one of the country's best run programs by Uganda's Minister of Microfinance (Daily Monitor)

JULY 2013
WMI featured in Aid for Africa (Aid for Africa)

MAY 2013
WMI celebrates 5th anniversary with new video by Local Director, Olive Wolimbwa, discussing WMI's 5 year impact. (YouTube)

MARCH 2013
New videos posted from the 2013 graduation and annual WMI trip to the field. (YouTube)

MARCH 2013
Olive Wolimbwa, WMI Local Director, on how WMI has impacted her family (YouTube)

NOVEMBER 2012
WMI Presentation to the Women's National Democratic Club (PDF)

OCTOBER 2012
WMI Presentation to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (PDF)

JUNE 2012
Cabin John Nonprofit Benefits Women in Rural East Africa (Bethesda Gazette)

OCTOBER 2011
Meet Alice - WMI Borrower - December 2011 (YouTube)

OCTOBER 2011
EMpower magazine article on WMI (EMpower magazine)

OCTOBER 2011
Aid for Africa Newsletter spotlights WMI (Aid for Africa)

OCTOBER 2011
Meet Margaret - An WMI Borrower (YouTube)

APRIL 2011
New video of WMI transition to independence program in action - 2011 (PDF)

MARCH 2011
Learn how the graduation to independent borrowing and larger loans is giving borrowers more opportunities to expand their businesses and improve their lives. (PDF)

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Articles and News Coverage featuring WMI

FEBRUARY 2014
WMI sited as one of the country's best run programs by Uganda's Minister of Microfinance (Daily Monitor)

MARCH 2013
Olive Wolimbwa, WMI Local Director, on how WMI has impacted her family (YouTube)

JUNE 2012
Cabin John Nonprofit Benefits Women in Rural East Africa (Bethesda Gazette)

APRIL 2012
Women's Microfinance Bududa (Bududa Learning Center, Uganda, East Africa)

FEBRUARY 2011
New video of 2011 loan program graduation ceremony in Buyobo (YouTube)
New video of Whitman High School Summer 2010 internship with WMI in Buyobo, Uganda (YouTube)

JANUARY 2011
New slide show of WMI's 2011 trip to Uganda and loan program graduation ceremony (PDF)

DECEMBER 2010
Slide show of WMI's fall project in Uganda/Kenya (PDF)

SEPTEMBER 2010
Check out WMI's blog - Notes from Uganda - and follow the journey of WMI interns Montana Stevenson and Ainsley Morris as they work with WMI loan programs in villages across Uganda and Kenya through February 2011. (Blog)

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010
Bethesda Magazine profile of Robyn Nietert and WMI (Bethesda Magazine)

SEPTEMBER 2010
JMP's Podcast Interview about WMI (Podcast)

JUNE 2010
How Microfinance is Helping in Developing Countries (VOA News.com)

MAY 2010
SAS Customer Profile

APRIL 2010
Greater Washington Area Chapter of Hadassah Newsletter

DECEMBER 2009
WMI Tutoring Program Video (YouTube)

DECEMBER 2009
Buyobo, Uganda Education Assessment

NOVEMBER 16, 2009
Uganda Women Build A Future With Micro-Financing Boost (Presbyterian Outlook Magazine)

NOVEMBER 9, 2009
Meet Robyn Nietert of the Women's Microfinance Initiative: Building Businesses, and Lives, One Loan At a Time (Interview) (GreenPlanet)

OCTOBER 2009
Good Deed, Done Well (Financial Planning Magazine)

JULY 28, 2009
WUSA Interview with J.C. Hayward (Video)

WINTER 2009
It Takes a Village (Emma Willard Alumni Magazine)

OCTOBER 2008
Upper School Assembly: Robyn Nietert (Maret School Newsletter)

JULY 9, 2008
Microfinance in Africa (Voice of America)

JULY 9, 2008
Voice of America interview with Shaka Ssali (Video)

JULY 1, 2008
Perspectives on the Voice of America featuring WMI (Video)

MARCH 18, 2008
Instruments make their way from Whitman to Uganda (Bethesda Gazette)

FEBRUARY, 2008
Black and White Newspaper - February, 2008

NOVEMBER 1, 2007
Children's Band of Uganda Finds Musical Partner in Md. Washington Post

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From left, WMI President, Robyn Nietert; WMI interns: Dan Van Oudenaren, Tori Stevenson, Montana Stevenson; Staright Talk Africa host, Shaka Sali