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At the Bottom Billion Fund, our mission is to invest in
sustainable, scalable and replicable market-based microfinance
solutions that effectively serve those living in extreme
poverty on less than $1.25 a day: the Bottom Billion.
We help the best of traditional finance and microfinance do
more to help the extremely poor. We support microfinance to the Bottom
Billion through market-based investments, prioritize rigorous
measurement of client results, and financially reward these positive
Our commitment to achieve social results through market-based
solutions will help involve more Bottom Billion people in the global
financial marketplace and enable them to proactively contribute their
ideas, energies and talents to ending extreme poverty in our lifetime.
Tom Coleman is a financial economist and humanitarian who
spent the first half of his career as VP of R&D at the Chicago
Board of Trade and the last 16 years consulting to microfinance
organizations around the globe, helping the best of finance help the
Our promise is to economically empower the Bottom Billion by
partnering only with microfinance institutions committed to safe and
transparent microfinance practices, keeping the best interest of their
clients first and foremost.
Join a network of inspired individuals, change-makers and
doers who believe that through commitment of mind, money and voice, we
can accelerate financial inclusion for all on the planet, help save
lives, and accelerate the end of extreme poverty.