However, this is where the similarities between UMF and traditional microfinance firms end. UMF does not follow the traditional microfinance loan model. In addition, they extend their service through agricultural training, market access and reinvestment — giving their farmers a large amount of ownership, and partnering with key organizations and institutions in the U.S. and Honduras to accomplish their mission.
To recognize their success and to unveil their vision for this coming year, UMF staff is hosting a banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at Lakeshore Lutheran Church in Ferrysburg.
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