MicroBuild Fund is the first housing-specific microfinance investment vehicle of its kind dedicated to helping low-income families and offers longer-term social investment capital to financial institutions seeking to develop products that support this population. MicroBuild Fund aims to have a catalytic impact on the sector, serving as many as 40 different financial institutions in more than 20 countries.
MicroBuild’s technical assistance program helps financial institutions develop appropriate products for housing and property improvement. It also helps them assess client land tenure and provides construction design and other client support services.
Omidyar Network’s support allows the MicroBuild Fund to break new ground in making housing microfinance and documentation loans mainstream.