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FarmingTajikistanNuriniso is a hardworking woman who has been working her own land diligently for a long time. 20 years ago she started her business growing crops, primarily onions. She sta...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaArinda and her partner decided to start their own business: a store where they will sell groceries, grains and toilet products. They took the initiative because her partner...Read their story >
Food MarketKenyaEsha has operated a retail shop business, selling household consumables like wheat flour, maize flour, and sugar. She is grateful for the previous loan that helped her to b...Read their story >
PerfumesNicaraguaVictoria is applying for another loan as she wants to continue to invest in her business selling various products. Victoria will use this loan to buy Avon and Zermat cosmet...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesDolores is 72 years old and is married with two children. She works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 18,000...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.
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