A micro-enterprise refers to a small business typically started with little capital and usually involving less than five employees. Because micro-enterprises normally do not have access to commercial banking, they require "micro-loans" or micro-credit to operate. Across Borders helps connect the entrepreneurs in the field with micro-finance institutions and private donors. The idea is all the same, to empower people with the proper tools and financial support needed to build a successful sustainable business. By empowering others, we can break the cycle of poverty. We combine education, financing and mentoring to create sustainable income-generating businesses throughout the developing world.