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Impact Reporting

Windmill Microlending helps immigrants and refugees achieve career success in Canada with microloans of up to $15,000. Our clients are healthcare professionals, engineers, and other skilled professionals. With our help, they are able to double or triple their incomes and reduce key labour shortages for Canada. Our model offers much more than finance. We support our clients in the development and attainment of their professional goals. Through our Client Success team, we offer guidance on employment readiness, accreditation pathways, and financial literacy. Our clients’ professional success is always our priority. Windmill Microlending is a registered charity, powered by the support of generous individuals, corporations and foundations. Together, we are building a more prosperous and inclusive Canada.

Windmill Microlending Impact report 2019-202019/2020

Windmill’s 2019-20 fiscal year was one of growth and change. We surpassed our target of new loans, launched our microloan program in Quebec and helped our clients by starting a mentorship program. These things and many more would not have been possible without donors, partners, our Board of Directors and staff. They enabled Windmill to have a successful year.

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Windmill Microlending Impact Report 2018-20192018/2019

Windmill’s 2018-19 fiscal year was one of many milestones. We celebrated two important firsts – a record number of new loans and the launch of our community bond program – and marked two significant transitions – our loan management moved in house and our new brand launched. All four were significant milestones on our journey to become a truly national charity, one that helps skilled immigrants across Canada achieve their professional goals.

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