Empower Women.
Transform Communities.

From the Twin Cities to Tanzania, World Encounter creates sustainable economic growth by providing capital, coaching, and community to women entrepreneurs.

WE Gets Results for Tanzanian Women and Their Families

Women Served

Villages Transformed

Lives Impacted

World Encounter Community


A Community-Based Approach

We believe money alone won’t solve the challenges faced by the women we serve. So with each microloan we provide to a woman in Tanzania, we also provide (and require) a peer-to-peer Support Circle and coaching.

The result: 100% loan repayment success rate and a strong foundation for the businesses of our clients.

About WE


Share in the Power of WE

Join our growing community of 2,000 volunteers and investors who have contributed their time, talents, and over $1.8 million to global development! Get involved in World Encounter today.

Inner Circle

Join Inner-Circles

Our Ambassador Program, Inner-Circles, is a group of volunteers who support World Encounter's mission by hosting events, organizing fundraising efforts, and spreading the word with friends and family. Like the microloan Success Circles of women in Tanzania, Inner-Circles create a community of engagement and action for World Encounter's mission.

Become a Volunteer

If you have a passion for serving women and global development, we have volunteer opportunities that fit your talents and time. We’re seeking volunteers for:

  • Social Media Support
  • Online Event Support
  • Board of Directors (highly encourage BIPOC professionals to apply)
  • Packaging Products and Distribution
  • Seamstress and/or Quilters
  • Inner-Circle Leaders
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