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Fruits & VegetablesBoliviaThe communal bank "ESTRELLAS", began in the first Pro Mujer cycle, as part of the Centro Focal de Cascada. The group comprises of eight members and is overseen by a board, ...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesLorybel is 37 years old, married, and has three children. She earns a living by fattening pigs in the Philippines. Lorybel is borrowing 13,000 PHP through NWTF to purchase ...Read their story >
AgricultureVietnamThanh, 40, is Thai lady who has been married and has two adult children, age 25 and 18. She lives with her husband and her children in an old Thai traditional house and wor...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesLorna is a married woman with five children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Lorna is 38 years old and has two children who are in school. Lorna has a fishing bu...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaría is 67 years old. She studied through third grade, and grew up only with her father because her mother died when she was 3 years old. She is a single mom with two chil...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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