The European Progress Microfinance Facility (Progress Microfinance), launched in 2010, aims to increase access to microfinance throughout Europe. Microfinance is a vital tool in encouraging growth, giving people who might not otherwise have the opportunity the chance to realise their entrepreneurial ambitions. The Progress Microfinance leaflet gives an overview of the ways in which the initiative promotes employment and social inclusion in Europe and details how people can apply for microcredit. It shows portraits of entrepreneurs across Europe who have already benefited from the Progress Microfinance. The leaflet is also available on the European Commission website in printed format in 22 EU official languages and in electronic format in Irish.