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FarmingKenyaMiriam is 38 years old, married to Jashon, and blessed with four children. She has been practising vegetable growing for the last eight years and earns KES 15,000 per month...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanHaitgul is 49 years old. She, her two sons and a daughter-in-law live in the Vakhsh district. She is involved in animal husbandry, which is currently her family's sole sour...Read their story >
PropertyPhilippinesFay is 62 years old and lives in Butuay, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is widowed and has 3 children, all of adult age. Fay is engaged in agriculture, particularly i...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorSantos is 31 years old and studied through the ninth grade. She is in a relationship and has three daughters, two of whom are in school.
Santos works by selli...Read their story >
Milk SalesPakistanSuriya is a 49-year-old woman and mother of three children. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband has been running a milk shop for the past 14 years. He is sol...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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