Change a woman's life with a loan.
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaZewa is a married woman with three kids, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for ...Read their story >
ClothingNicaraguaThe Solidarity Group Bendicion El Sauce is composed of five members who are single mothers with ten children for which they are responsible. The are from El Sauce, a place...Read their story >
RetailGuatemalaThe women carry out a very important role in all work environments. It is the case of 58 year old Felisa who in spite of her age has the desire to excel. She has taken on a...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanKalsoom’s son has been driving an auto rickshaw for many years;. It has been depreciating with the passage of time. He sold his old rickshaw and wants to buy a new ricksha...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJuana, 62, is a single mother who lives with her two children, aged 19 and 21, in a house of her own. Her son-in-law and grandson live also with her. Juana is a hardworking...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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