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RetailNicaraguaCardidad del Carmen has a business and lives in the city of Condega, some 35 kilometres north of the city of Estelí. Caridad has been living in her house - which she owns -...Read their story >
SewingPakistanNasreen is a 45-year-old woman. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with her seven children. Her husband has been working as motor mechanic for many years; he is responsible ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesHelen has been generating income from her fruit salad making in their village while her husband does fishing. For many years, the improving taste of her salad was fortunate...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorYolanda is 40 years old and lives in her own home with her husband and three children. Yolanda has been working as a domestic for 3 years. This is how she and her husban...Read their story >
FarmingHondurasGabriela is 48 years old and didn’t have the chance to attend school because her parents didn’t have the necessary resources, but she is grateful for the moral support and ...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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