To connect entrepreneurs with the right business adviser to help you succeed, thrive and create jobs. We provide technical assistance from both local and national resources and guide you through the maze of financial, marketing, and management issues that challenge you as a business owner.
Our vision is to empower the entrepreneurial community.
Our Objectives This Year
< $1 Million
In Micro-small business loans since 2006
Jobs created or retained
Our Current Program Areas
5049 E Broadway STE 306, Tucson, AZ, 85711
951 E Calle Del Norte, Chandler,
Our Founder's Story
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.