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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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  • Shaba Group
    Shaba Group received a loan from Fundamental to buy irish potatoes, meat, chicken, eggs, fish, cooking oil, charcoal for cooking and increase fabric stock.
    0% repaid
  • Tasiu
    Tasiu received a loan from Fundamental to access a loan to meet expenses like food and clothing, thereby eliminating pressure to sell corn for low prices at harvest.
    0% repaid
  • Charles
    Charles received a loan from Fundamental to buy a motorbike to deliver products to the market on time.
     Only 3 days left! 
    $775 to go
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  • Edison
    Edison received a loan from Fundamental to buy sacks of rice, sugar, corn flour, soap, and more.
    0% repaid
  • Erika Isabel
    El Salvador
    Erika Isabel received a loan from Thomas to buy a door, a window, and to put a layer of cement on the floor of her house.
    0% repaid
  • Amah
    Amah received a loan from lucap to buy cereals and yams.
    0% repaid

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