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ClothingMaliThe six women who make up the Sérieux group all live in monogamous families. On average, they are 32 years old and have three children each. They all live in Médine, one of...Read their story >
Food StallSamoaFaavae Mona is a 46-year-old married mother of three children. She has a small vegetable market business. To earn extra income, she also makes and sells chips in her commun...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorAna, 65 years old, lives in her own house with her two children. She owns a business selling various products such as clothing, notebooks, gift wrap, pencil holders, notebo...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesYemenThis group is called Al-Saada Al-Hodeidah and it consists of five women who are all hard-working. They live in Hodeidah, Yemen. They have taken a loan of 100,000 YER. ...Read their story >
KnittingBoliviaThe 'Hormiguitas' group will start their fourth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the regional hub of Achacachi. The group is made up of eight members and is led by a board o...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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