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Personal Products SalesPhilippinesHer name is Maricel, 42 years old, resident of General Trias, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Ronald, a factory worker, and has four children. Living in a third worl...Read their story >Funding via Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative, a partner of HOPE International
Grocery StoreKenyaJosphine is a married woman with 2 children. She operates a retail business where she sells sugar, bread, flour, rice and other items. She has been involved in this busines...Read their story >Funding via SMEP Microfinance Bank
FoodKenyaMwanasiti is a divorced mother of two children, both of whom attend school. She rents a house that has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are sch...Read their story >Funding via Yehu Microfinance Trust
FarmingKenyaFlorence is a 42-year-old woman who lives in the area of Kitale.
She was unable to study to get a professional career because of the economic situation that her family...Read their story >Funding via Juhudi Kilimo
Butcher ShopBoliviaThe "Renacer" ("Rebirth") communal bank will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer at one of the regional offices in Alto Lima. It is made up of eight members and it is...Read their story >Funding via Fundación Pro Mujer
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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