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Animal SalesTajikistanRobiya is a woman with a huge and kind heart, and a beautiful soul. She lives in the high mountains of Tajikistan and needs your support. She is 48 years old, married, an...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTanzaniaMwanamkuu is a mother in her early fifties. She is married with five children, two sons and three daughters. One of Mwanamkuu's children is at school while the rest are gro...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesEditha is a 52-year-old married woman and a mother of three children from Concepcion, Iloilo. Editha has been engaged in a fishing business with her husband for several ye...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorApolinaria is a woman who works day in, day out, to generate income to cover her household necessities. She is a widow and lives with her 2 children who are 20 and 22 years...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorLety is 37 years old and lives in an own house together with her husband and their 4 children, who are 22, 18, 16 and 5 years old. Lety has been working in a tree nursery f...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.
Kiva connects millions of people through lending to alleviate poverty worldwide. By providing fair access to affordable capital, hundreds of thousands of lenders just like you empower borrowers to improve their own lives.
We work with socially-driven organizations in 65+ countries to offer microloans to the people who need it most -- but also to promote clean energy, support conflict-zone recovery, and much more. Join us and make a loan today.
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We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
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