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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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Team Activity

  • Joesvan
    Puerto Rico
    Joesvan received a loan from Lisa which helps to buy more seeds and fertilizer and work with the water colector to capture the rain water and reuse in the fields and more workers.
    $2,775 to go
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  • Pengwende De Kilwin Group
    Burkina Faso
    Pengwende De Kilwin Group received a loan from Lisa to pay for 18 outfits of 'pagne' cloth to resell in order to save more money and open a shop for her sales.
    $200 to go
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  • Danielle
    United States
    Danielle received a loan from Nicole which helps with inventory, marketing for social media and a human factor engineer, and build a high functioning website for our pre-order launch.
    $5,600 to go
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  • Ana Mercedes
    Ana Mercedes received a loan from christine to buy parts: pulleys, hose couplings, valves, and to pay a technician for service.
  • Yen
    Yen received a loan from christine to purchase one hectare of farmland to cultivate rice.
  • Kishwar
    Kishwar received a loan from lucap to buy a new sewing machine, threads and fabrics to increase her income.
  • Farah
    Farah received a loan from Niall to buy break and engine oil.
  • Minire
    Minire received a loan from June to prepare for the season, hire a tractor to plow their land and also buy seeds and fertilizer (guano).
  • Gerson Adony
    El Salvador
    Gerson Adony received a loan from Anita to buy milk, sugar, oil, snack foods, beans, corn, cookies, candy, and other products to restock his store.
    $125 to go
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  • Anara
    Anara received a loan from Debra to buy livestock in order to increase her business.
  • Damaris Prisila
    El Salvador
    Damaris Prisila received a loan from Debra to buy mangoes, tomatoes, chilies, bananas, etc. to keep fresh products available to better serve her customers.

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Rankings In Friends Category

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