Change a woman's life with a loan.
General StoreTimor-LesteEstelita, from Same, is a businesswoman. She has been involved in business activities for a few years with her own working capital and she does her best with it. She has a ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorRubidia thinks that, with the help of loans, her store and cafeteria are improving. Currently, her business has won great popularity, her economic situation is very favorab...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaVeronika, a young farmer from the village of Meghrashat, lives with her parents-in-law, husband, and young son. Veronika's husband and father-in-law are migrant workers...Read their story >
DairyGeorgiaEliso, who is a 38-year-old married woman, lives in the village or Orsantia. She has six members in her family and they earn income from agricultural activity. Eliso works ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEmerenciana works hard to support her family. She is married and has a general store business in the Philippines, which she has been running for 23 years now. Emerencian...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.
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