Change a woman's life with a loan.
Home Products SalesJordanJamilah is a 38-year-old, conservative woman. She asked her husband to take her place in the photo. After her husband retired from the military, they decided to make a ...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaMu is 45 years old and married with five children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesJulinda is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a fruit-vending business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 50,000 through NWTF to buy more fruits to sell for her f...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorMaira is 27 years old and has lived in her own house for 11 years. Currently she lives with her life partner and their 2 children aged 8 and 3. She is a woman who is always...Read their story >
Grocery StorePhilippinesNorma, 62 years old, lives in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, with her husband and two children. Her husband is a farmer. Unable to sustain the needs of the family with only her...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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