Change a woman's life with a loan.
RestaurantPhilippinesAs a widowed parent of two children, Rosalinda works hard to support her family. She has a restaurant business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from sel...Read their story >
RetailKenyaBeryl is a married woman with 3 children. She describes herself as good. She operates a retail business to sell vegetables. She has been involved in this business for 5...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTanzaniaCesilia is in her thirties and has two children who are in school. She is single and for thirteen years she has been running a shop selling clothes. She works from 08am to ...Read their story >
FarmingAzerbaijanSevil is 64 years old, married, and the mother of four children. Her husband is a teacher at school, but his earnings from this job are not enough. The main source of incom...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaFaafetai is a 41-year-old woman with two children. She runs a vegetable garden and an ice block business, selling to the members of her community and also to the traveling ...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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We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
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