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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 ™ exists to generate and actualize game-changing ideas focused on the value, needs and well-being of women and their families — in the home, the workplace and as caretakers on the front lines of humanity.

Our mission is to build a more informed, conscious and compassionate society. We do this by joining forces with creative global thinkers and influential organizations to implement our culture-shifting projects and multimedia initiatives.

We are igniting ideas into action. We are A Woman’s Nation™.

Each month we feature an entrepreneur who takes our 21st Century Boss Pledge. To learn more please visit

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  • Danielle
    United States
    Danielle received a loan from Jacqueline which helps pay for adding a freezer unit to our delivery truck, purchasing packaging to make our deliveries more efficient; and hiring a dedicated delivery person.
    $5,925 to go
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  • Juana
    Juana received a loan from Jacqueline to buy fruit like bananas, apples, papayas and other items.
  • Lola & Ayla
    United States
    Lola & Ayla received a loan from Jacqueline which helps us buy ingredients and launch our second product, a spicy Sichuan-inspired sauce, to sell in a kit with our fresh organic ramen noodles.
    $8,150 to go
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  • Janalee
    United States
    Janalee received a loan from Jacqueline which helps a female entrepreneur hire an additional employee and produce USDA inspected Bone Broths that "feed your belly and heal your brain".
    $4,675 to go
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  • Emmanuela
    United States
    Emmanuela received a loan from Rhonda which helps hire urban youth and formerly incarcerated men and women, purchase equipment for farmer's markets, and contract a co-packer to make our grain-free batter.
    $2,750 to go
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  • Oeurn
    Oeurn received a loan from lucap to construct a decent latrine for her family to increase sanitation and protect her family from infectious disease.
  • Zebiniso
    Zebiniso received a loan from Saloni to buy some fabrics.
  • Rano
    Rano received a loan from Saloni to buy tableware for resale.
  • Sreynat's Group
    Sreynat's Group received a loan from Saloni to purchase fertilizer and pay the labor fee to help her crops grow well.
  • Victoria
    Victoria received a loan from Lisa to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase her farm's yield.

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Rankings In Friends Category

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