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RetailUnited StatesCarmen needs a loan to buy inventory for her Brazilian-focused store. She started her downtown Framingham MA business in 2009 and sells Brazilian products and travel servic...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesMorita is 44 years old and has four children. She is married and has two children who are in school. Morita is in the agricultural business, raising pigs in the Philippin...Read their story >
Grocery StoreColombiaSeñora Luz has four children, a husband, and great history. She began her business with a case of soft drinks and a bag of pastries. With good sales, perseverance, and eigh...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaBlanca is a 63-year-old single woman who depends solely on her business. Thanks to this business, she and her daughter are able to feed themselves, and she has had the hono...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorEvelyn has been married for 12 years. Her husband works as a security guard. They have two children who are studying for a basic education. Evelyn is a merchant and sell...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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