ABSTRACT The paper examines the impact of microfinance on poverty alleviation in Ondo State, Nigeria. The paper is based on a survey of 240 beneficiaries of microcredit loans in Ondo State. The results of the analysis show that most beneficiaries of micro credit loans are educated youth between the age brackets of 18 and 40 years. Many of the beneficiaries utilized their loans to procure durable equipment needed in their small scale enterprises. The results show that loan empowerment has a significant positive effect on beneficiaries’ welfare. Access to credit allowed the beneficiaries take advantage of economic opportunities by providing a fundamental basis for planning and expanding business activities. Keywords:Microfinance, Poverty Alleviation, Ondo State, Nigeria.