The loans range in value from $100 to $1,000 and are given interest-free, with women representing 89% of recipients
The IMF's first look at the country's economy in over 25 years brought up some surprising numbers, and showed big progress.
Mogadishu gets an A for allowing the full report to be published uncensored - that's how we learn that 95% of Somali shilling notes are fake.
Some great examples of resilience in the face of civil strife - even as bullets flew and hunger ravaged, it never gave up the fight against polio.
The country installed the first automated teller machines in the capital, Mogadishu, only last year.