Change a woman's life with a loan.
CattleKyrgyzstanKaliypa is a widow and is raising a young daughter, who actively helps her mother around the house. Kaliypa has a secondary education. She currently fattens up cattle and p...Read their story >
Used ClothingKenyaKhadija appreciates for her previous Kiva loan that improved her living standards and enabled her to expand her business and earn a higher income. She is now requesting ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaShe's a cheerful and hardworking 30-year-old woman from Puerto Cabezas. She's married and had her first child 11 months ago. Her goal is to have her own house and live sa...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaLoeurt, 38, is blessed with five kids, two of whom are in school. She lives in the Srey Snom District of Siem Reap Province. Her main source of income is from rice farming,...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesTajikistanDilafruz is a 34-year-old married young woman. She is very kind and gregarious. Dilafruz a mother of a large family - she has four children. Dilafruz has a close-knit famil...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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You’ll get periodic updates about the progress of your loan, including repayments as they become available.
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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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