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Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesMerlyn is 30 years old and lives in Corrales, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with two school age children. Merlyn has been engaged in the cosmetics dealing bus...Read their story >
TailoringKenyaMakaritha is age 53 years, married to Joseph, and she supports five children.
She has been offering tailoring services to customers for the last 12 years and th...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanOrozbubu is 58 years old, married, and has six children. She has a secondary education. Orozbubu rears animals and grows crops. Thanks to her careful work and responsibilit...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamBạo is 59 years old and she is married. She has worked in agriculture raising poultry for more than ten years. Bạo lives in Quang Xuong district, a rural town in Thanh Hoa...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesVirginia is 63 years old and married with one child. Virginia works very hard to provide for her family. Virginia runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a...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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