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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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  • Rosa Amanda
    El Salvador
    Rosa Amanda received a loan from Harriette to purchase seeds, fertilizers, compost, pesticides, herbicides, etc. to improve the land.
    0% repaid
  • Yuanita
    Yuanita received a loan from Saloni to buy more stock of fruits, vegetables, charcoal.
    0% repaid
  • Icyizere Group
    Icyizere Group received a loan from Saloni to buy more tomatoes, onions and beans to sell.
    0% repaid
  • Nihal
    Nihal received a loan from Gunasekharan to purchase shelving, an entry door and frame, store signs and cards, as well as some of her stock of merchandise.
    0% repaid
  • Somina
    Somina received a loan from Paula to cover his tuition fees from the second to the fourth year.
    0% repaid
  • Niem
    Niem received a loan from Paula to build the latrine.
    0% repaid
  • Sonia Dolores
    El Salvador
    Sonia Dolores received a loan from Joan to buy corn, cream cheese, oil, crackling, tomatoes, cabbage, etc., in order to have the ingredients to sell stuffed tortillas.
    0% repaid

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Rankings In Friends Category

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