Immigrant Access Fund Canada (IAF) has recently announced their rebranding into Windmill Microlending, a move that is in line with the charity’s new growth strategy.
Windmill Microlending offers help to skilled immigrants and refugees by giving loans of up to $10,000 for restarting their professional careers. Over $22M has been leant to more than 4,000 skilled immigrants across Canada when the charity’s name was still IAF Canada. Windmill Microlending is a registered charity supported by donors, sponsors and granting agencies.
“Our microloans help convert newcomer skills into Canadian credentials and careers, just as a windmill converts wind energy into productivity,” said Claudia Hepburn, Windmill Microlending CEO.
The new name change works in conjunction with the tagline, “Converting Potential into Prosperity.” Clients of Windmill Microlending come to Canada with a wealth of experience, education and skills – and leave when they’re equipped to turn that potential into successful Canadian careers.
“For a long time we have been among the proudest changemakers but also one of the best kept secrets in Canada’s immigration sector,” said Andreas Souvaliotis, CEO of Carrot Rewards and Windmill Board Director. “Our exciting new brand and name will help attract even more skilled newcomers who could benefit so significantly from our service.”
“Our microloans help convert newcomer skills into Canadian credentials and careers, just as a windmill converts wind energy into productivity.” – Claudia Hepburn, Windmill Microlending CEO.
Microlending is a service that greatly helps newcomers settle into their career in Canada. Clients are able to triple their earnings and are much less likely to be underemployed. The majority of loans go to clients in the health sector, but applicants from any sector could benefit from a microloan.
Asides from the rebranding that Windmill Microlending is experiencing, no other changes are happening to its program.
Find out if you’re eligible for a microloan on their website.