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For as little as $25, we can help women entrepreneurs right in our own backyard.

About us
Continuing what she began as First Lady of California, Maria Shriver and A Woman’s Nation are partnering with Kiva, the world's first person-to-person microlending website, to empower thousands of women across America to become more financially independent. Our partnership shows that every loan you make to a woman entrepreneur – even $25 – will make a real difference.

As "The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink"* states, 1 in 3 American women lives on or near the brink of poverty. By starting or expanding her own business, a woman can lift herself and her family off the brink. JOIN US in moving women and families forward!

A Woman’s Nation™ is a nonprofit organization founded by Maria Shriver that imagines a new way forward for women and men, girls and boys. Through its multimedia initiatives and innovative partnerships, A Woman's Nation informs, inspires, and implements bold ideas into action with the goal of creating a culture where all lives and all work are respected, recognized, and valued. To learn more please visit

* A project of A Woman's Nation, produced in partnership with Center for American Progress.

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  • Liz Metza
    Liz Metza received a loan from babs to accomplish her dream of becoming a successful professional in Dressmaking and Design.
    $1,050 to go
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  • Nancy
    United States
    Nancy received a loan from lucap to finance a high efficiency air conditioner to improve the livability of their home and save money on energy bills.
    $2,500 to go
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  • St Clare 111 Group
    St Clare 111 Group received a loan from lucap to buy peanuts, beans, maize, millet and others for selling.
    0% repaid
  • Joyce's Group
    Joyce's Group received a loan from lucap to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize.
    0% repaid
  • Lelah
    Lelah received a loan from June to process more prepaid mobile airtime purchases for members of her local community.
    0% repaid
  • Yousra Group
    Yousra Group received a loan from Saloni to increase her merchandise with a new collection of cosmetics and make-up.
    0% repaid
  • Reina Isabel
    El Salvador
    Reina Isabel received a loan from Saloni to purchase more clothing in bulk.
    0% repaid
  • Blanca Marlene
    El Salvador
    Blanca Marlene received a loan from Saloni to buy chicken, meats, vegetables, fruits, beverages, and more.
    0% repaid
  • Soeurn's Group
    Soeurn's Group received a loan from Saloni to buy seeds and fertilizer for her farming.
    0% repaid
  • Sumati Rani
    Sumati Rani received a loan from Gayle to purchase more varieties of grocery items for her grocery shop.
    0% repaid
  • Jacquelyn
    Jacquelyn received a loan from Saloni to buy feeds and vitamins for her pigs & other supplies to raise livestock and save for her children's college education.
    0% repaid
  • Josephine
    Josephine received a loan from Saloni to purchase more items like canned goods, soft-drinks, diapers, etc.
    0% repaid

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#4 for New Users (All Time)
#7 for Amount Loaned (All Time)