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Home Products SalesUgandaVictor is 36 years old and lives in the town of Kayunga in the region of Mukono in Uganda. She is married and has four children who are all currently in school. For the pas...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaMalati is a married woman of 26 years. She is living with her husband, Jadav, and three children in Katalbari in Maynaguri, Jalpaiguri district. Her husband is 35 years ol...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesHondurasMaria is a very hardworking and responsible person. She lives with her daughters in a community in southern Honduras. She runs a business making and selling tortillas and i...Read their story >
JewelryLebanonSevan is a 29-year-old married Lebanese woman. She is a wonderful wife cooperating with her husband financially to meet their life needs. Sevan works at producing jewelry g...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaFaavae is 44 years old, married, and has three children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and banana that she can sell in her community or at the market. She...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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