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Clothing SalesSierra LeoneThis is 36 year-old Isatu. She is married and has three children, ages one, five, and 13. In 2009, Isatu established a business selling baby clothing and supplies. She bega...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesHondurasSeñora María Guadalupe is 62 years old, single, and lives with one of her nieces in her house. She has been working selling baleadas (tortilla filled with fried beans) and...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesRuth Bina is a 45-year-old married woman with four children, one of whom is currently in school. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. . Ruth Bina has a buy and sell ...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe seven members of the Sababoumadogo 3 group are married women who, on average, are 49 years old and have three children. They mostly live in traditional families in M'pe...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKyrgyzstanYryskan is 50 years old, married and raising 5 children together with her husband. Yryskan has a secondary education and, to provide the primary source of income for her fa...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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