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FarmingSamoaMalevine is 52 years old and married with 8 children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She h...Read their story >
Food StallKyrgyzstanGulzar is 33 years old, married and raising 2 children together with her husband. Gulzar has a secondary education. To provide the primary source of income for her family, ...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesMenchita is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a dried coconut meat business in the Philippines. She is borrowing 50000 PHP through NWTF to purchase more sacks of dried...Read their story >
Grocery StoreTajikistanMuhabbat lives in the city of Khujand in the J.Rasulo district. She is a polite, respectful and skilled salesperson. She is 53 years old. Her family consists of six people....Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorNelvis is 25 years old, attended school only for a few years, and is married. Her husband works as a mason. Her children are young and only two of them attend school. She...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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