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$1 Billion to Women

More than 80% of the Microfinance loans on Kiva empower women in developing countries and beyond to gain the access to capital they need to start new businesses, grow existing businesses, or invest in education for themselves and their children. Globally, women earn 63% less than men and spend three times as many hours on unpaid labor. Lack of financial inclusion means women go unbanked and are unable to obtain access to credit which is a primary constraint to the growth of women-owned businesses. To date, Kiva loans have supported more than 2.7 million women borrowers in all sectors in more than 90 countries. Women who are empowered to make, save, and control their own money make gains for themselves and their communities. They become sources of inspiration for other women and girls trying to make the leap. Support a woman today – just $25 is all it takes to create opportunity for a woman entrepreneur.

A loan of $6,375 helped a member to purchase cattle. Read more
Malaika Group
Congo (DRC)
A loan of $5,750 helps a member to stock up on cassava and corn flour to replenish her initial supply. Read more
A loan of $2,125 helps a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize. Read more
A loan of $4,950 helps a member to buy dried fish, containers of palm oil, and lemon juice. Read more
A loan of $3,575 helps a member to buy perfume and powdered soap. Read more
A loan of $2,325 helps a member to buy jeans, shirts, pants, blouses, shorts, and other items. Read more
A loan of $1,300 helps a member to buy and sell typical güipiles [traditional clothing items]. Read more
A loan of $1,550 helps a member to buy jeans, shirts, blouses, T-shirts , shorts and other items. Read more
A loan of $1,600 helps to purchase fertilizer and fungicides to grow corn. Read more
A loan of $3,600 helps a member to buy materials that she uses in her work such as mud, dirt, clay, etc. Read more
Vietnam
A loan of $875 helps to buy books and school supplies for her kids. Read more
A loan of $2,625 helps a member to buy perfume and incense. Read more
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