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AgricultureTajikistanSitora is 23 years old. She is a hardworking country woman from the Nosiri Khusrav District. Sitora is married and is a mother for a two-year-old child. Her husband current...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesCarolina is 63 years of age, widowed, and a mother of six. Carolina has a lot of business and could make more income, but due to insufficient capital she would like a loan ...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorModesta is married and lives with her husband. She works raising cattle and has a store selling basic staples. She learned this in order to help with household expenses. Sh...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorDamary is in need of capital to stock her store with essential goods. She will purchase rice, sugar, juices, candy, snacks, oil, beans, salt, etc. This will allow her to ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAnita is 43-years-old and married with three children, two of whom are in school. Anita works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines...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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