Change a woman's life with a loan.
Grocery StoreEl SalvadorMorena, who is 43 years old, has had a little store located in her place of residence for 10 years. She has many customers because of the variety of products and the good p...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRosa is 37 years old and lives in her own home with her husband and their two children. The kids are 10 years old and 3 years old. Rosa has a small business selling clothe...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorRina is 53 years old and lives in her own home with her family. She is an admirable woman who does her best each day to provide better living conditions for her household....Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaAura is a 51 year old widow. She takes care of just one son who supports her with all the household costs. She works as a maid in a private home. Aura is applying for a...Read their story >
RetailPakistanNosheen is a 29-year-old woman, and mother of two sons. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband has been running a sweet shop where he sells a variety of sweets with...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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