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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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  • Gulmira
    Gulmira received a loan from Tamara to buy a water pump.
    0% repaid
  • Maria
    United States
    Maria received a loan from Rhonda to buy a vacuum cleaner, cleaning products, and supplies, as well as pay for printing of marketing materials.
    $1,700 to go
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  • Jessica
    United States
    Jessica received a loan from Rhonda to pay for marketing as well as building a new website.
    $4,625 to go
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  • Sreynai
    Sreynai received a loan from Paula to pay her tuition fees.
    0% repaid
  • Yolanda
    Yolanda received a loan from rita to purchased additional mobile loads to sell.
    0% repaid
  • Nongtaaba Group
    Burkina Faso
    Nongtaaba Group received a loan from rita buy dishes, plates and cereals to resell.
    0% repaid
  • Constancia Group
    Constancia Group received a loan from rita to buy new tires and more ingredients.
    0% repaid
  • Nuwa
    Nuwa received a loan from rita to buy more sodas and beer to sell.
    0% repaid

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