HMFC is committed to helping small businesses in Philadelphia succeed.
We believe that every entrepreneur should have access to the capital and training needed for their business to grow.
Haverford Microfinance Consulting helps connect Philadelphia small businesses with microloan products as well as other support services. Through outreach and business surveying, we identify critical business needs and assess them through an academic and practical lens. We combine academic research with practical knowledge of government, non-profit, and other organizational services specific to the Philadelphia area.
Haverford Microfinance Consulting (HMFC) began in 2014 as one of the founding trustee organizations of Philadelphia’s Kiva Zip initiative. Prior to this endeavor, we were under the organizational structure of Carter Road Capital (founded in 2013 out of the Haverford College Microfinance Club), a stint that focused on social impact investing and the small business loan process. With the launch of Philadelphia as a Kiva Zip city, the latest switch was a natural progression to make as Kiva Zip allows us to make the most of our available resources, thus the potential for maximum benefit to our community.
HMFC is part of the Haverford College Microfinance and Impact Investing Initiative (Mi3), which seeks to engage students in exploring the use of financial and human capital to address social problems.
HMFC VETS, CONNECTS, and ADVISES small businesses, RESEARCHES local markets and broader access to finance issues, and LEARNS continually to better serve our clients and community. We are with our clients every step of the way in the development of their small business in Philadelphia. Whether it is assisting with a business plan, marketing skills, loan application preparation, consulting, or anything of the like, as a Kiva Zip Trustee it is our goal to do whatever we can to help our clients get loan funding that will ultimately help their business thrive!
Who We Are
Haverford Microfinance Consulting is staffed by a team of Haverford College student volunteers. As a student-run, all-volunteer organization, we are able to give our clients personalized attention. We invite you to get in touch! You may also view our partners here.