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RetailKenyaGladys is a female Kiva borrower. She describes herself as ambitious. Gladys operates a retail business where she sells tailoring materials. She has been involved in th...Read their story >
Clothing SalesBoliviaThe communal bank "Alto Villa Victoria" have started their 27th cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Santiago II office. The group is made up of eight members and is run b...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaSlyvia is 27 years old and lives in the town of Mpigi in the Kampala East region of Uganda. She is married and has 2 children, one of them is currently in school. For the p...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaBancy is a single woman with three children with ages ranging from 12 to 16 years. She works as a farmer growing crops. Bancy describes herself as honest and states that he...Read their story >
PigsIndonesiaThe Darma Sedana group feels excited. Their business in pig breeding is getting a maximal result. The price for pork now is quite high and they have a good chance to sell 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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