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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 $2,850 helps a member to buy inventory for her store and fabric for sewing pants. Read more
Carmen
Paraguay
A loan of $4,825 helps to pay for specialization. Read more
A loan of $5,175 helps a member to buy fabrics, threads, elastics, and other products. Read more
Roaa
Palestine
A loan of $4,000 helps to buy an oven, raw materials, and tools needed for her work. Read more
A loan of $1,925 helps a member to buy fabric, thread, and other products. Read more
A loan of $1,675 helps a member to buy beverages, baked goods, fruit, canned goods, and other products. Read more
Irma Guadalupe
El Salvador
A loan of $1,000 helps to buy more variety of clothing to continue selling. Read more
María Narcisa
El Salvador
A loan of $500 helps to purchase 40 pounds of thread for the production and sale of hammocks. Read more
A loan of $5,450 helps a member to buy bread, beverages, fruit, canned goods, meat, vegetables and other products. Read more
Raghda
Jordan
A loan of $1,150 helps to buy more raw materials for her home-based soap-making business. Read more
A loan of $3,075 helps a member to buy shorts, pants, blouses, t-shirts, shorts, and more. Read more
A loan of $2,250 helps a member to buy shirts, pants, blouses, t-shirts, shorts and others. Read more
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