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General StorePhilippinesVilma is 43 years old and married with three children. Vilma works very hard to provide for them. Vilma runs a general store in the Philippines and has requested a PHP 1...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesVioleta is 49 years old and married with four children. With one child currently in school, Violeta works very hard to provide for her family. Violeta runs a general sto...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesAida is a 58-year-old woman with seven adult children. She is from Carles, Iloilo. Fishing is the business which she started 10 years ago. Last year, the community of Carle...Read their story >
Food MarketTanzaniaElipendo is in her late twenties, single, and has three children who attend school. She operates a kiosk selling a variety of small items; such as sodas, water, juices, sw...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorWendy, 23, lives in her own home with her husband and 4-year-old son. She is a very enterprising woman who sells clothes for a living. She has been doing this for seve...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.
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