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FarmingUgandaSarah (First from the left) is a woman aged 34, married with five children and a resident of Kivengenyi village Kivengenyi parish. She leads a group of five farmers in her ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaEunice is 29 years, married to Obadiah and she supports two children. She has been selling clothes in the market for the last two years and the business earns she KES 11,00...Read their story >
Spare PartsPakistanParveen’s son owns a vehicle spare parts shop in which he sells spare parts for motorbikes. He sells brake shoes, brake levers, hubs, rims, mud guards, filters, chains, hea...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesVerlita is 50 years old and married with seven children. She runs an agricultural business, raising pigs in the Philippines. Verlita is borrowing PHP 13000 through NWTF ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaDapnine has a 2-acre farm in the north of Kenya, where she lives with her family and farms. She keeps one dairy cow, 12 head of poultry and 16 sheep. She also grows crops t...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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