Milaap USA's mission is to provide low-cost microloans for the working poor in India to empower them to live more dignified, self-sufficient and healthy lives. We pioneer financial independence by connecting underserved communities to the economic webs around them. We work with a network of organizations with established programs to provide affordable microloans and training to the working poor in the following areas of need: small business development, vocational training, water and sanitation, clean/renewable energy, and healthcare. Since 2014, Milaap USA has raised US$1M. We aim to create a sense of ownership with a vested interest in their personal development, and believe affordable capital is a powerful catalyst to financial inclusion. Milaap USA strives to impact the lives of 500,000 of the working poor by 2020.