Melbourne Microfinance Initiative

The Melbourne Microfinance Initiative (MMI) is a student-run organisation at the University of Melbourne which provides pro-bono consulting services to microfinance institutions and empowers students to make a difference. Founded in 2010, MMI is the first and largest microfinance organisation established at an Australian university.

Our goals:

  • Social Impact: to have a direct impact on communities in the Asia-Pacific and the world
  • Student Engagement: to empower students with practical knowledge and skills
  • Inspire: to inspire people to take action against poverty and social inequality

With a portfolio of active consulting projects throughout the Asia-Pacific and regular social impact focussed student events, MMI is growing and empowering more communities and more students each year.

We are proudly affiliated with the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne and the University of Melbourne Student Union.

Our Mission

MMI strives to be the unique feature in every student’s university experience by providing the opportunity to apply their university degree to have a positive social impact.

We connect like-minded students who care about issues of poverty, inequality and global economic development to ignite a community with the desire to make the world a better place and the analytical skills to do so.

At MMI, we aim to challenge the causes of poverty by bringing together a diverse range of knowledgeable, curious and driven students to perform innovative social impact projects.

Club Aims:

  1. To inspire students to take action during their careers towards alleviating global poverty both domestically and internationally.
  2. To provide microfinance initiative non-government organisations with consulting services to improve their ability to serve their communities.
  3. To provide students with the tools and experiences needed to create social change.
  4. To raise awareness of global poverty and the use of microfinance as a solution.
  5. To create social change via microfinance to improve both students and society.

Melbourne Microfinance Initiative
Mailbox 144
First Floor, Union House
University of Melbourne, 3010

info.mmi.melb[at]gmail.com