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Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorYesenia is 21 years old and has worked making and selling tortillas (a healthy food with a corn dough base) for 3 years. She lives in a house that she and her life partner...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMarina is 61 years old and lives in her eldest son's house. Marina makes a living selling clothes and shoes at the market near to her home. She has many customers because o...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanSaidbonui is 24 years old and resides in the Huroson region. She is married. Her husband is serving in the army. Saidbonui is the mother of a two year old child. For her, f...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaMasika appreciates her previous Kiva loan that improved her living standards, and she appreciates Kiva lenders for supporting her financially. She also sells coconuts in...Read their story >
Grocery StoreEl SalvadorErika is about to strengthen her store and the sale of magazines. She sees the loans as an opportunity to do so in a quick manner and with ease of payment. She will use the...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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We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
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