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SewingTajikistanFiruza is a 36-year-old married woman from the city of Tursunzoda. She is polite and sociable. Her husband is a migrant worker in Russia. Firuza lives with her three chi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaSokhim is a 32-year-old married garment worker with three young children. She is from Kampong Speu province in Cambodia. She has worked in a factory in a nearby province si...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesGaudencia Grace is 49 years old and married with four children. With three children in school, Gaudencia Grace works very hard to provide for them. Gaudencia Grace runs ...Read their story >
RetailMozambiqueRoda is 30 years old and is married with 3 children. Two of her children are in school and one is not yet of school age. Roda works in sales and with this loan she would...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesElvira is a married woman with five children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Elvira is 48 years old and has three children who are in school.
Elvira has...Read their story >
When you lend to a woman
You can set off an amazing chain reaction. It all starts with a $25 loan to start a business and grow her income:
- Women reinvest 80% of their income in the health and well-being of their children.
- A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more like to live past age 5.
- For girls, every additional year of school increases her future earning potential by 20%.
- Daughters of economically empowered mothers are more likely to follow in their footsteps.
Now that’s a virtuous cycle. It’s easy to do your part.
Kiva connects millions of people through lending to alleviate poverty worldwide. By providing fair access to affordable capital, hundreds of thousands of lenders just like you empower borrowers to improve their own lives.
We work with socially-driven organizations in 65+ countries to offer microloans to the people who need it most -- but also to promote clean energy, support conflict-zone recovery, and much more. Join us and make a loan today.
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