Change a woman's life with a loan.
PubTanzaniaAmina is aged in her thirties and has got two daughters who are at school. She is married and supporting her family by running two businesses. Her first business is a pu...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesThelma, a 52-year-old married mother of three from Concepcion, Iloilo, has been engaged in a fishing business with her husband for more than five years now. She is requesti...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaValya is a farmer with 10 years of experience. She lives in the Brnakot village of Syunik region with her husband and 20-year-old son. Her husband is an army officer, and h...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorAna used her previous loan to increase her inventory and add new products to her business selling fruits and vegetables. She has had good results, such as new customers, b...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanZeboniso is a hardworking rural woman from a suburban town of Khuroson. Many of the local residents are involved in ancient trades, specifically farming and animal husbandr...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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