About Us

The Melbourne Microfinance Initiative is a student-run microfinance organization recognized as both the first and largest of its kind in Australia. Founded in 2010 at The University of Melbourne, we are proudly affiliated with the Faculty of Business and Economics and University of Melbourne Student Union. MMI has since maintained a core commitment to providing students with opportunities to apply their knowledge and enterprise through the development of substantive microfinance solutions. In addition, MMI strives to assist students in developing their own professional skills, as well as their capacity to effect an impact upon the world around them. Be it through joining our committee, participating in our student events or leading our Initiative Projects, MMI firmly believes in the power of this generation to confront the causes of global poverty.