Total loan: $9,000

Kara And Angela

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Denver, CO, United States / Retail

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A loan helped to keep orders flowing to our Partners in 8 developing countries during Covid.

Kara And Angela's story

Our friendship began in college with a road trip across the U.S. Since then, we’ve traveled to over 50 countries together! As we explored the developing world, we were struck by the poverty we witnessed. We remember a little girl in Cambodia begging for grape soda as she walked through an open sewer. We remember children in Vietnam who frantically adorned us with bracelets, then smiled sweetly to request payment. We remember countless families living on highway medians in India. Each trip sparked the question, “what more can we do?” As we thought about this question, we were struck by another phenomenon: the ripple effect of women rising out of poverty. Time and time again, we saw how empowering women transforms communities. When women earn an income and discover their voice, they educate their children, improve their homes, and advocate for their rights. The result? The entire community thrives.