PROTECTING BORROWERS. FURTHERING FINANCIAL INCLUSION.
Ankaa Investors is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the lives of the world’s most financially disadvantaged by promoting profit and loss sharing and interest free loans. We utilize our network of Microfinance Institution (MFI) partners to provide the required capital and education needed to assist micro-entrepreneurs in developing regions. Our success is measured by the number of thriving and sustainable businesses we help foster.
How does Ankaa HELP?
Ankaa Investors is currently creating innovative new products on the ground in the developing world. We have partnered with several MFI’s, and together are 1) educating borrowers about available micro-loan and micro-savings products, 2) providing free financial literacy trainings, and 3) executing creative, safer, inclusive, equity based microfinance products. For more information about our exciting work on the ground, please visit our Current Projects page.
Why should YOU help?
TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE FINANCING Traditional microfinance does not significantly alleviate poverty nor does it protect the poor from failure. With common interest-based loans from regular microfinance loans averaging at 35% per year, it is difficult for small-scale borrowers both to pay back their loans, much less to earn a profit. Our profit-sharing agreement allows borrowers to utilize the majority of the funds they earn to continue to grow their businesses.
TO PROTECT BORROWERS We want to make sure our products help our borrowers succeed. When both parties share risk and reward, they are both more vested in the success of the borrower. To promote sustainable growth our MFIs provide education and partnership within the communities that we work.
TO FURTHER FINANCIAL INCLUSION Sharia law prohibits traditional interest-based loans, excluding observant Muslims from standard microfinance practices. As the products we are offering are Sharia-compliant, we are providing economic opportunities for all.
Ankaa Investors is a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit organization.