W2LI Rural Development Initiative


Walk2Learn International Rural Initiative Program is committed to empowering rural leaders who strengthen their communities by implementing effective and sustainable solutions to community challenges. W2LI supports rural community efforts by providing loan assistance programs to develop income generating social enterprises. Walk2Learn International believes in rural community autonomy and recognizes that individuals in rural communities know how to solve their community’s problems, but do not have access to the necessary resources and support. As such, W2LI collaborates and supports inspired leaders of rural communities who empower their people, rely on indigenous resources to build a sustainable community.



To support rural community leaders/chiefs in capacity-building programs for the development of effective and sustainable solutions to rural community challenges.

  • Committed to promoting equal access to education and health

  • Promoting gender equality by partnering with gender advocates to work towards social justice and gender equality (recognizing that women need special consideration for education, maternal health care and life free of abuse and violence)

  • Creating an environment where individual talents and creativity can flourish

  • Committed to securing loans for rural individuals, communities and business

  • Committed to promoting a green environment


Rdev Loan Program (Rural Development Loan Program)

Purpose:  W2LI's Rural Development Loan Program helps rural individuals, communities and businesses obtain financial and technical assistance. These are loans are primarily secured through an application process and reduced paperwork designed to help low-income farmers, traders, small-scale businesses and individuals in rural areas.


Funds can be used for:

  •  Farm equipment (buy, rent, lease or repair needed tools and equipment)

  •  Farm chemicals and seeds (fertilizer, pesticides, etc.)

  •  Livestock and feed

  •  Farm related debt

  •  Small-scale business expansion

  •  Minor farm improvements

  •  Trading (market women to buy supplies, etc)




The applicant must prove that the loan will be used for an ongoing business project or a detailed plan for a future project. Loans are made for a period of 1 year and must be renewed afterwards.


For more information, please contact info@walk2learn.org.