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Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaA resident of Kampong Speu province in Cambodia, Nat is a 45-year-old mother of four children in her care; two of them are garment workers, while another attends school. Sh...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesCristina is managing her rice farm from which she earns a meagre income which primarily supports her family. At present, she is receiving a monthly pension from an insuranc...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaDeyanira, 47 years old, has earned the affection of all her neighbors for her friendliness and her good sense of humor. She loves her family, which is the primary driving f...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesKenyaTima is a married mother of three children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity, but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorIdalia is 19 years of age and she is a young worker who earns a living at a company near her home for the past 2 years. She feels very happy to be able to count on her wor...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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