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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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  • Pardahol
    Pardahol received a loan from Saloni to purchase livestock to start a new business and improve her family's living conditions.
  • Zuhro
    Zuhro received a loan from Saloni to buy more clothes for retail in order to increase her capital and expand her business.
  • Azucena
    Azucena received a loan from Saloni to buy items to sell like canned goods, personal care products, and other snack foods.
  • Aziya
    Aziya received a loan from Saloni to buy livestock to increase her income from fattening up and reselling livestock.
  • Manzura
    Manzura received a loan from Saloni to buy medicine to improve her health.
  • Abednego
    United States
    Abednego received a loan from Helen & Andy which helps a minority-owned business develop an e-commerce website, marketing campaign and purchase inventory.
    Helen & Andy
  • Marciana
    Marciana received a loan from babs to buy Fanta, Coca Cola, sagiko, beer, water, biscuits, noodles, and body lotion.
  • 04_Fatou Group
    04_Fatou Group received a loan from Anna to buy sheep, sacks of sugar and onions, containers of oil and food products.
  • Shadia
    Shadia received a loan from TRACY a refugee to buy supplies and packages for her home-based dairy production business.

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