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Food Production/SalesMaliMost of them married in polygamous households, the four members of the group Benkadi average 38 years of age and three children each, all living in Kalaban Coura, a distric...Read their story >
Home AppliancesTajikistanNazokat is 42 years old, has two children and lives with her family in the city of Qurgan-Tube. Currently, her husband is a migrant worker in Russia. Nazokat has been invol...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesApril Mae is a married woman with two children, one of whom is still in school. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. April Mae is 28 years old. April Mae has a fishi...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesTajikistanKamarhon is a hardworking woman. She was born in northern part of Tajikistan. She lives in the town which is surrounded by majestic mountains and beautiful landscapes. She ...Read their story >
Spare PartsBoliviaCorina is 41 years old. She sells spare parts in a store where she pays rent. Corina has her own house, but the place needs to be finished. Corina wants a loan to buy c...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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