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Food StallBoliviaThe “JHOHAN” communal bank is starting their 4th cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Guayaramerin regional branch. It is composed of 8 members and is led by a board of dir...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaJanu is 32 years old and a married lady who has four children. She lives with her husband in a small village in Koraput district, Odisha, India. In the photo, the lady sitt...Read their story >
ServicesColombiaNicolas is 53 years old and has an uncommon job, which is the repair, sale, and purchase of seatbelt holders. He has had this job for many years. It is a little-known job b...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAna, age 34, lives in her own house with her life partner, her three year old son, and her 12 year old daughter. Ana has been selling typical snacks such as fried yucca, m...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMarissa is 31 years old and married with four children, all of whom are in school. She works hard to provide for her family. 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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