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RetailEl SalvadorAracema is 52 years old and has a business selling all kinds of personal care products, like lotion, deodorant, hairpins, perfume and clothing for men and women, among othe...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesMaliThe women of the Danaya group average 42 years of age with three children each, and they all live in traditional extended families in Djeli/Ségou (the Republic of Mali's fo...Read their story >
DairyArmeniaVarditer is an agronomist from Aramus village. She is a teacher by profession, working at a local village school. Varditer is a divorced woman with two sons (ages 16 and 17...Read their story >
Used ClothingUgandaAllen is a repeat client to the institution and she is securing a loan of UGX 5,000,000. The 36-year-old woman is single but has 4 children. She comes from the Rukungiri di...Read their story >
RestaurantColombiaViviana, 47, has two children and she works selling food. She has had several restaurants and now is requesting a loan to buy a freezer, gas stove, supplies and utensils t...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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