Change a woman's life with a loan.
ClothingUgandaFausta lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single with five children, two of whom go to school. She takes care of two additional family members. She lives in her own house, an...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaEvaristo is a thirty-one-year-old married man with three children living in Kyenjojo, Uganda. He operates a retail outlet as his main business and does farming for extra in...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSilvia, 36, lives in her own house with her husband and their four children. She is dedicated to growing maize and beans. She wishes to improve her house, changing doors an...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanBibirajab was born in 1966 in Tajikistan. She is married and has three children, two sons and a daughter. Bibirajab’s husband is a migrant worker in Russia. Bibirajab is a ...Read their story >
FoodYemenThis group is called Soltan Al- Hodiedah. It consists of three women from Hodeidah, Yemen. They asked for a loan of 110,000 YER from AMB. Fatima is 37 years old, married a...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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