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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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  • Adam
    United States
    Adam received a loan from 2 team members to purchase clothing and printing supplies until cash flow increases from a new printing investment.
    Michelle Fanny
     Only 2 days left! 
    $975 to go
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  • Galina
    Galina received a loan from Laetitia buy seeds and fertilizer to cultivate her land and grow organic potatoes and haricot.
    $425 to go
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  • Narciso
    Narciso received a loan from Christopher to buy fertilizer and rice seedlings and to purchase stock for his store.
    0% repaid
  • Manna
    El Salvador
    Manna received a loan from christine to purchase flour, juice, tomatoes, dressings, oil, snacks, detergent, propane gas, etc. to attend to the new demands of her clientele.
    0% repaid
  • Aciel
    Aciel received a loan from rita to pay workers who harvested maize.
    0% repaid
  • Lydia
    Lydia received a loan from rita to purchase additional items to sell like sugar, milk, noodles, eggs, etc.
    0% repaid
  • Ermira
    Ermira received a loan from lucap to pay off the clients whose phones where stolen during the burglary of the store.
    0% repaid
  • La Union Group
    La Union Group received a loan from Saloni to buy sugar and fruit such as apples, mamon, strawberries and more.
    0% repaid
  • Kuña Aty Group
    Kuña Aty Group received a loan from Saloni to buy apples, pears, pineapples, and other fruit.
    0% repaid

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