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Cosmetics SalesNicaraguaThe communal loan group El Coyol is made up of three enterprising members who are requesting a loan from the institution for the first time. The coordinator is Norma, who i...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaria is 34 years old. For 5 years she has been working selling food. Her business is in the market of the municipality. With her work, Maria can cover the household ex...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaMiriam is a sociable woman and a fighter, and is married. She has lived in a For 19 years lives in a wooden dairy farm with 6 people. She is requesting a loan to change the...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorTomasa is 62 years old and for a long time she has been making a living making clothes. She is very well-known in her community, both for her work and for her charisma and ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesBoliviaFlorinda, 55, is married and has two children. She has a business selling shoes. She is a good mother - hardworking, steadfast, responsible and dedicated. She has her busin...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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