Habitat for Humanity has entered into another partnership to support microfinance, this time with the Citi Foundation.  The two organizations announced the publication of a new toolkit to encourage microfinance institutions to include or enhance housing microfinance products in their portfolios.  The end goal of the Housing Microfinance: Product Development Toolkit is to provide small, affordable loans that low-income families can use to improve their housing.  The toolkit is available in English and Spanish, and contains a variety of modules providing resources and strategies for developing sustainable housing microfinance programs.  The toolkit will be featured at the 2012 SEEP Annual Conference, where more than 130 microfinance institutions will discuss combating poverty by promoting inclusive markets and financial systems.

Citi and the Citi Foundation have supported Habitat for Humanity since 1999, providing more than thirty-four million dollars in support of Habitat’s mission of creating simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.

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About Katherine Rodota

Katherine is a recent graduate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she studied International Business and French. She is currently working at a private equity firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Katherine loves to travel, and recently spent her summer volunteering in Mauritius.