Student Ventures

Microfinance in Cape Town, South Africa (NEU/TSiBA)

Masiphumelele Community Innovations (MCI) is a student-led, non-profit organization with the primary purpose of connecting micro-entrepreneurs in the Townships of Cape Town, South Africa with the educational and financial resources to develop, grow, and sustain their micro-enterprises.

MCI seeks to create empowerment and alleviate poverty in South Africa by investing in micro-entrepreneurs through the lending of capital funds and hands-on business training and mentorship in order to help them to positively impact their families and communities through creating sustainable businesses.

Contact Cayman Macdonald at for more information or to Join the Team!


Our Mission: To leverage consumer spending to reduce CO2 emissions, fight climate change, and support a sustainable business community.