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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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  • Iris Milady
    Iris Milady received a loan from lucap to buy rice, sugar, shortening, beans, cheese, milk, eggs, bread, etc., for her business.
    0% repaid
  • Alofa
    Alofa received a loan from lucap to buy a Gas bottle, eggs, bowls, bags of flour, sugar, yeast, cooking oil, baking trays, icing sugar, butter and a large electric stove.
    $1,475 to go
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  • Majdoleen
    Majdoleen received a loan from Neb to buy more olive seedlings for their farm.
    0% repaid
  • Institut Kyeshero Group
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Institut Kyeshero Group received a loan from Neb to buy various types of plumbing and construction supplies (pipes, valves, nails, cables, sheet metal, etc.).
    0% repaid
  • Kakakuona Group
    Kakakuona Group received a loan from Neb to buy stock of rice and to use part of it to buy bricks to build a house and put electricity in her house.
    0% repaid
  • Benkan Group
    Benkan Group received a loan from Neb to buy honey for resale.
    0% repaid
  • Mariama's Group
    Mariama's Group received a loan from rita to purchase dried fish, fresh vegetables every day, and some palm oil to diversify her business.
    0% repaid
  • Tatiana
    Tatiana received a loan from rita to buy materials for production plastic windows and doors in order to be more competitive and give working places local citizens.
    0% repaid
  • Twizigire Group
    Twizigire Group received a loan from rita increase his capital and buy a lot of clothing that he can resell to earn more.
    0% repaid
  • Lusine
    Lusine received a loan from Linda C to purchase fodder for her farm cattle.
    Linda C
    0% repaid

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