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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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  • Gloria Elena
    Gloria Elena received a loan from Lisa to buy baby clothes and toys.
    0% repaid
  • Doricah
    Doricah received a loan from Margaret to build a modern dairy building.
    0% repaid
  • Sonia Yamileth
    El Salvador
    Sonia Yamileth received a loan from Shirley to buy corn and firewood to continue with her business selling tortillas.
    0% repaid
  • Shakarbibi
    Shakarbibi received a loan from Saloni to buy calves for a subsequent resale.
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  • 1 De Marzo Group
    1 De Marzo Group received a loan from Saloni to buy vegetables, fruit, meat, milk products and more.
    0% repaid
  • Salomat
    Salomat received a loan from Saloni to buy mineral fertilizers and fuel and to pay for rental workers.
    0% repaid
  • Florida
    Florida received a loan from Saloni to buy feeds and vitamins for her pigs.
    0% repaid
  • Amy
    Amy received a loan from Saloni to purchase additional groceries to sell.
    0% repaid
  • Elena
    Elena received a loan from Saloni to buy more stock of rice to sell.
    0% repaid
  • Touch's Group
    Touch's Group received a loan from Saloni to buy fertilizer, insecticide, and to pay for plowing fee.
    0% repaid

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