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Our Mission

MicroCare's Mission supports entrepreneurs, particularly those from underserved communities such as refugees and immigrants. At MicroCare, we provide essential resources, including access to affordable credit, financial education, building credit, and training in technology and best business practices. By creating a supportive ecosystem, our goal is to empower these entrepreneurs, catalyzing the launch and expansion of their businesses. Through our efforts, we seek to contribute to the region's overall economic growth and cultivate a thriving, inclusive, and sustainable business community in Arizona. ​Join us in building a brighter future for entrepreneurs and promoting a more equitable and prosperous Arizona.

Our Vision

MicroCare's vision is to empower the entrepreneurial community.

             
Title VI 

At MicroCare, we are committed to inclusive practices in accordance with Title VI regulations. We are dedicated to ensuring that everyone, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected characteristic under the law, has fair and equal access to our small business programs and services. We believe that diversity and inclusion are not only essential values but also catalysts for the success and advancement of our community. Our commitment to non-discrimination encompasses every aspect of our operations.

Our Objectives This Year 
≥ 1000

Clients served 

< $1 Million

In Micro-small business loans since 2006

>250

Disbursed loans  

≥ 1500

Jobs created or retained 

Our Current Program Areas

Tucson Office

5049 E Broadway STE 306, Tucson, AZ, 85711

Phoenix Office

951 E Calle Del Norte, Chandler,

AZ, 85225

Our Founder's Story
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Ms. Yasmin Badri

Yasmin Badri is a entrepreneur of color and the founder and CEO of MicroCare Community Development Solutions, MicroCare, a community development and loan fund organization. As a U.S. immigrant, she has a wealth of experience in creating economic opportunities in underserved markets.

She is born in Germany, and comes from a mixed Sudanese (Father) and Ethiopian (Mother) background. Her heritage boasts strong ties to education and activism, as her great-grandfather, Mr. Babikr Bedri, pioneered women's education in Sudan, laying the groundwork for today's Ahfad University for Women, which still stands today. Yasmin Badri has a wealth of experience leading Federal and State programs, including Community Development Finance Institutions programs, Small Business Administration (SBA)—MicroLoans Program, Rural Microentrepreneur and Assistance Programs, Digital Literacy, and  Refugee Microenterprise Programs.

Mr. Babiker Badri 

Before starting MicroCare, she held executive management roles in microenterprise and digital literacy at organizations such as We Care Tucson, previously World Care, PPEP Micro-business & Housing Development Corporation, The International Rescue Committee, the World Bank, The International Monetary Fund and Ahfad University for Women at Babiker Badri Scientific Association for Women's Studies. 

Ms. Badri holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, an M.S. in International Community Economic Development and Computer Information Systems from Southern New Hampshire University, an M.A. in Media Production and Documentary Film Directing from Sheffield Hallam University, U.K., and a B.S. B.S. in Organizational Management from Ahfad University for Women in Sudan.

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