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Animal SalesPhilippinesSusan is 42 years old and married with five children. She earns a living by buying and selling livestock in the Philippines. Susan is borrowing PHP 15000 through NWTF to...Read their story >
LivestockPhilippinesJulieta is 54 years old and married with three children. Julieta is in the agricultural business, raising livestock in the Philippines. Julieta requested a PHP 14000 lo...Read their story >
FoodUgandaAfusa, who lives in Bundibugyo, Uganda, is a 30-year-old, hardworking woman dealing in cocoa buying and selling. She got involved in the business to earn income and meet in...Read their story >
PigsColombiaMaria, a farmer full of dreams and aspirations in life, wants to support her family by the sweat of her brow. She has started her business of raising pigs, a common prof...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaScovia is a 35-year-old, single female with five children, four of whom are attending school. She deals in the business of selling cassava flour. She is faced with the cha...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.
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