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Free Trials sponsored by: An anonymous Kiva user
Butcher ShopEl SalvadorAna is 57 years of age. She is married and has four children. For the past 20 years she has worked slaughtering pigs and cattle. She learned this business from her parents....Read their story >
FarmingSamoa"Saupo is a 42 year old married woman with 3 children. She would like to start growing taro,banana,taamu,yams to earn a living. Saupo has requested a loan to buy spade, b...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesCatherine is 39 years old, single, and presently lives in South Poblacion, Siquijor, Siquijor. She has owned and operated a sari-sari (general store) for 20 years. She earn...Read their story >
FishingSamoaDoreen is 18 years old and single with no children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for 2 years. Doreen has requested a loan...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesGeronima is 42 years old, married with three children, two of whom are in school. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Geronima has a fish vending business in the P...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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