The Working World in New York
The Working World is a non-profit organization re-imagining micro finance through innovative social investment techniques that equip people with the tools to build sustainable businesses in low-income communities.
Our mission is to support quality job growth and sustainable wealth creation in communities of need across the New York metropolitan area. Specifically, we create and support cooperative enterprises - businesses owned and run jointly by each person working there - through a combination of carefully tailored planning services and incisive, impact investments.
In our sister funds in Argentina and Nicaragua, our results over the last six years have been amazing. Operating with a small fund on a shoestring budget, in 2010 we completed more than two hundred productive investments together with cooperative enterprises, giving thousands of impoverished women and men the chance to take charge of their own working lives.
Over these years, we have consistently sustained a 95%+ investment return rate. Due to our innovative model, in which we take on a greater share of the risk without commanding all of the reward, this number adds up to productive projects that leave low-income groups more able to earn their own livelihoods and make better worlds for themselves and their communities.
To speak more about our work here in New York, write us here or call +1-646-257-4144.
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