Change a woman's life with a loan.
SewingTajikistanNigorakhon lives and works in the renowned city of Khujand. She is 28 years old. She is married, and has one wonderful daughter. Nigorakhon has been sewing for the last 8 y...Read their story >Funding via MLO Humo and Partners
Motorcycle TransportCambodiaLeanghuoy is a 51-year-old married homemaker with a dependent child. She is a factory worker living in the Takeo province of Cambodia. Her husband is a 54-year-old construc...Read their story >Funding via KREDIT Ltd.
General StorePhilippinesEsmeralda works hard to support her family. Esmeralda is married and has a general store business in the Philippines. Esmeralda requested a PHP 10,000 loan through NWTF ...Read their story >Funding via Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaLucylin is a married woman with three kids, all of whom attend school. She rents a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the...Read their story >Funding via Yehu Microfinance Trust
RetailZimbabweMuyanda is a 31-year-old businesswoman who is married with two children and lives in Nyaminyami District of Zimbabwe. She has been successfully operating a grocery shop for...Read their story >Funding via Camfed Zimbabwe
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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