Change a woman's life with a loan.
PubMozambiqueFilomena is married and has three children, all of whom are in school. Her husband works on a project in the country's northern area and only comes down south every three m...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJuliet is 48 years old and married with seven children, one of whom are in school. Juliet works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippin...Read their story >
Grocery StorePhilippinesSusan is 46 years old, married, and has three children. She is engaged in a sari-sari store business to earn a living. She’s been in this business for four years already, a...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaWith children to raise, water to fetch, and food to cook, Josephine has little time to make money to provide financial support for her family. Even though her small income ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonPhilippinesNida is a single mother and has 1 child. She is 52 years old and lives in Salimpuno, Sapang Dalaga. She earns a living offering manicure/pedicure services. She has been in ...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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