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Fish SellingPhilippinesJean works hard to support her family. Jean is a widow, with one child, and has a fish vending business in the Philippines. Jean requested a PHP 12,000 loan through NWTF...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorSilvia used the previous loan to acquire raw materials to continue making her tortilla sales. With the extra income she has made improvements to her home and has paid off h...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLaureta is a businesswoman from Mahayag. She is 55 years old, married, and has expertise in selling. She runs a little sari-sari store and earns a meager income that suffic...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaLela is 33-year-old married woman who lives in the village of Mereti, in the Gori district. She has a school-aged son and a husband who is a private worker and generates a ...Read their story >
FarmingAlbaniaThis is Violeta, a 46-year-old married lady with no children. She is standing in the cold in front of her house where she wants to build a fence with your loan. For the...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.
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