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General StorePhilippinesMary is a 58-year-old married woman with five children. Mary works hard to provide for her family. She has run a general store for 35 years and requests 20,000 loan thro...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPhilippinesThis is Melchora. She sends you her thanks for your generosity because her previous loan had entrenched her business. She was able to buy more ready-to-wear supplies needed...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorReina lives in her own home along with her family. For several years, she has been managing a store that is located at her place of residence. She has many customers beca...Read their story >
AgricultureCambodiaA villager living in Dambae district of the Kampong Cham province, Hart is 28 years old and is the mother of three children. Three of her children are dependent on her and ...Read their story >
Food StallBolivia31-year old Margarita lives with her partner and six children aged 15, 12, 10, 6, 5 and a 3 month-old baby. She earns her living selling traditional food. Margarita is 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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