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2018

2018 - Elephant Orphans Create Opportunities for Rural Samburu Women (YouTube)
WMI is helping to create job opportunities for Samburu women in Northern Kenya. (0:31)

2018 - Borrowers Boosting Bogoyas (YouTube)
Rural women turn buying and selling bananas into big businesses. (3:22)

2017

2017 - Clean Water for Buyobo (YouTube)
The recently completed Buyobo water restoration project shows the vital importance of clean water to the community and the difficulty of managing water systems in rural villages. (5:37)

2017 - A Princeton University College Intern Talks About her Summer with WMI in Buyobo, Uganda (PDF)

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Articles and News Coverage featuring WMI

2018

Dining For Women Selects WMI for $75,000 Sustaining Grant (Dining For Women)

2017

Human Rights Defender: Women's Microfinance Initiative (The Carter Center)

How Microfinance Reduces Gender Inequality (The Conversation)

2016

Statistical Software Helps WMI show Loan Program Impact (JMP/SAS)

The Onion Queen of Buteza (Global Giving)

2015

WMI Partners with ALAILELAI MAASAI SUSTAINABILITY ORGANIZATION in Tanzania (AMSO Tanzania)

Bullis School Creates a Video on WMI's Impact on Reducing Poverty (YouTube)

2014

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

2013

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

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)

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

2010

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

Bethesda Magazine profile of Robyn Nietert and WMI (Bethesda Magazine)

How Microfinance is Helping in Developing Countries (VOA News)

SAS Customer Profile (Website)

Greater Washington Area Chapter of Hadassah Newsletter (PDF)

2009

WMI Tutoring Program Video (YouTube)

Uganda Women Build A Future With Micro-Financing Boost (Presbyterian Outlook Magazine)

Good Deed, Done Well (Financial Planning Magazine)

It Takes a Village (Emma Willard Alumni Magazine)

2008

Upper School Assembly: Robyn Nietert (Maret School Newsletter)

Perspectives on the Voice of America featuring WMI (Video)

Instruments make their way from Whitman to Uganda (Bethesda Gazette)

Black and White Newspaper - February, 2008

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