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For as little as $25, we can help women entrepreneurs right in our own backyard.

About us
Continuing what she began as First Lady of California, Maria Shriver and A Woman’s Nation are partnering with Kiva, the world's first person-to-person microlending website, to empower thousands of women across America to become more financially independent. Our partnership shows that every loan you make to a woman entrepreneur – even $25 – will make a real difference.

As "The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink"* states, 1 in 3 American women lives on or near the brink of poverty. By starting or expanding her own business, a woman can lift herself and her family off the brink. JOIN US in moving women and families forward!

A Woman's Nation ™ exists to generate and actualize game-changing ideas focused on the value, needs and well-being of women and their families — in the home, the workplace and as caretakers on the front lines of humanity.

Our mission is to build a more informed, conscious and compassionate society. We do this by joining forces with creative global thinkers and influential organizations to implement our culture-shifting projects and multimedia initiatives.

We are igniting ideas into action. We are A Woman’s Nation™.

Each month we feature an entrepreneur who takes our 21st Century Boss Pledge. To learn more please visit

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  • Jumana
    Jumana received a loan from Karen to pay her educational fees to the university.
  • Fredis Alexi
    El Salvador
    Fredis Alexi received a loan from Karen to buy 250 chickens and concentrated feed, feeders and waterers to raise and sell them, as well as materials to build a coop.
    $75 to go
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  • Gilberto
    Gilberto received a loan from rita to pay for a friend's eye surgery.
  • Salama Group
    Congo (DRC)
    Salama Group received a loan from rita to stock up with 20 "pagnes" pieces (traditional cloth wraps), which will reinforce her initial capital.
  • Gneta Group
    Gneta Group received a loan from rita to buy cows and to sell them after increasing his business.
    $2,500 to go
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  • Evelyn
    Evelyn received a loan from Kirsten to build a sanitary toilet for her family.
  • Luz Amparo
    Luz Amparo received a loan from Fundamental to purchase candy and cellphone minutes and to make cleaning products.
  • Ma. Solidad
    Ma. Solidad received a loan from Lisa to build a sanitary toilet.
  • Maria
    Maria received a loan from Lisa to build sanitary toilet.

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