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Food Production/SalesPhilippinesNoeme is single and has a food vending business in the Philippines. Noeme requested a 12,000 PHP loan through NWTF in order to buy ingredients for her food business. She...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorErika is 27 years old. She lives with er partner and their two children in their own home. They have a daughter who is 8 years old and a son who is 10 years old. Erika is a...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesConsolacion works hard to support her family. Consolacion is married and has a general store business in the Philippines. Consolacion requested a PHP 18000 loan through ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueBorn in Maputo, the borrower is 26 years old. She is a married mother to one little one and she is responsible for supporting her mother, who also lives in Maputo. She has ...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanYasmeen is a 42-year-old married woman who lives with her husband and three children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Yasmeen's husband has been driving an auto ricksha...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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