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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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Team Activity

  • Aissatou's Group
    Aissatou's Group received a loan from Marcia to buy chicks, chick starter and grower feed in the large cities so that she can resell in her area.
  • Haneefah
    United States
    Haneefah received a loan from Marcia which helps a woman-owned business excel in the trucking and supply chain industry.
    $4,600 to go
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  • Josephine
    Josephine received a loan from Kirsten to purchase more new sewing machines.
  • Chrouk
    Chrouk received a loan from Kirsten to pay for household latrine construction.
  • Silipa
    Silipa received a loan from Kirsten to buy 25 kgs of sugar, rice, flour, a carton of biscuits, noodles, sweets, peas, tinned foods, bar soaps, toiletries, detergents, a scale, etc.
  • Sector Victoria Group
    Sector Victoria Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy chickens in large quantities direct from a farm to sell in her community.
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  • El Xab Group
    El Xab Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy chicken feed.
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    $1,625 to go
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  • Ave Fenix Group
    El Salvador
    Ave Fenix Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy foam, leather, and leatherette.
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    $1,725 to go
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