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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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  • Mepa
    Mepa received a loan from Harriette to buy a box of chicken, a box of sausages, bottles of mushroom soy sauce, sacks of onions, plates, tomato sauce, aluminum foil, etc.
    0% repaid
  • Adam
    United States
    Adam received a loan from Fanny to purchase clothing and printing supplies until cash flow increases from a new printing investment.
    $4,925 to go
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  • Louella
    Louella received a loan from Saloni to buy more fruit to sell.
    0% repaid
  • Delia
    Delia received a loan from Saloni to buy more stocks of rice, grocery items, fruits and vegetables to resell.
    0% repaid
  • Huong's Group
    Huong's Group received a loan from Paula to buy breeding chickens and ducks and to buy food for them.
    0% repaid
  • Edinson
    Edinson received a loan from Amy to buy agricultural inputs like fertilizer, manure and to buy coffee seeds.
    0% repaid
  • Juana
    Juana received a loan from Carol to buy fertilizers, compost, liquid plant food, and pay for manual labor to help with planting coffee.
    0% repaid
  • Sam* Group
    Sam* Group received a loan from Selina to purchase some of the necessary home appliances for her house.
    0% repaid

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