ADC Microfinance

ADC empowers budding entrepreneurs in Myanmar through microfinance. We believe that by supporting entrepreneurs through microfinance, entire communities can work their way out of poverty through business development. They give credit where credit is due.

Image of a lady in Burma who is recipient of microfinance loan through ADC


Over 200 givers have collectively raised $124,390.14 for ADC Microfinance. That is the equivalent of around 622 business development micro loans issued to budding entrepreneurs in Myanmar who have an idea that could lift them and their community out of poverty.

What We Do.

Give a poor man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you give him an occupation that will feed him for a lifetime.

As traditional banks won't generally lend to poor people within developing countries, they are forced to turn to loan sharks and pawn shops, which may charge interest rates in excess of 200% per annum.

ADC Microfinance, through its microfinance partners in Myanmar,  provides an alternative option for them at a much lower interest rate of approximately 30% per annum. ADC offers micro loans to skilled, enterprising communities in Myanmar and Malawi. These loans act as capital for them to start small businesses which in turn helps them and their families to forge improved, sustainable lifestyles. ADC prides itself on having a 98% loan repayment rate.

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