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General StoreEl SalvadorMaría finds herself without the capital to restock the inventory of her store. The new loan will be invested in the purchase of rice, drinks, candies, sugar, coffee, bread,...Read their story >
General StorePakistanAt the age of 32, Sarafeen is running a general store at the corner of her house with the support of her husband. Her husband also assists her by purchasing stocks of goods...Read their story >
Auto RepairPakistanRazia is age 38 and lives in the Lahore area. Her husband owns a workshop in the nearby town; he provides denting and painting services for damaged bodies of vehicles. He h...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesColombiaLiliana, at the age of 44, is known as a charismatic, organized, and hard-working woman. She lives with her husband and their two adolescent children, who are her great mot...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaOriginally from the Moung Russey district of the Battambang province, Oeam is 48 years old and a mother of five children. Currently, three of them are under her responsibil...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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