A Dignified Reduction of Extreme Poverty in Africa with Microfinancing Partners in Africa provides a look into this St. Louis, Missouri non profit. Founded in 2006 by Antoinette “Toni” Temporiti, MPA has been providing microfinancing loans to villages in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa to provide a hand up not a hand out. This microloan concept was pioneered by economist Muhammad Yunus. Creating self-sufficiency leads to confidence and a restoration of dignity. Microfinancing helps to eliminate extreme poverty. These loans are used to create small business loans and empower Africans to become more self-sufficient to build their families and communities. Some choose animal husbandry, they may raise fruits and vegetables or produce clothing for their families and community. Women’s prenatal and infant delivery is improved through a microfinancing-driven healthcare system. Even overall healthcare and education is improved.