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We loan because...
By empowering girls and women in the fight for women's rights, poverty reduction, education and health promotion, we are helping to create a fairer and better world for everyone.

From Lydia, a much loved former team captain:

"The most fulfilled people are the ones who get up every morning and stand for something larger than themselves. They are the people who care about others, who will extend a helping hand to someone in need or will speak up about an injustice when they see it." ~~~ Wilma Mankiller, first female Tribal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (Native Americans)

About us
This team supports the work of Kiva, improving the lives of people around the world who have limited financial means, and who would not otherwise have the means to improve their
lives, those of their families, and their communities. Our team members loan for different activities, mainly to women, especially to those who are widowed, single or single parents, supporting a family, a refugee, or caring for orphans, but also to men who support women and girls. Sometimes loans to women are at risk of not being supported, so we highlight these to increase their chance of being fully funded.

We also raise awareness of the issues of violence against women and girls, their education, maternal health and human rights.

Best Wishes.

Safe Girls Team Captains.


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides the legal / ethical framework with which Safe Girls Team works to inform our team members about women's and girl's rights and those of wider society:

www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Documents/UDHR_Translations/eng.pdf

As individuals we determine the kind of world we live in. By caring for others and the world around us, we are empowered to make a better world for all.

Christine, a team member reminds us that:

"Little things make big things happen." - John Wooden.

For news, views, and actions you can take to support women and girls visit us on facebook here:

www.facebook.com/pg/Safe-Girls-Team-Kiva-147606972581539/posts/

Sexual harassment is a problem endured by most women at some time in their lives. The research shown on our team front page is from 1993, and still the problem persists!

Please sign the petition to bring about a new law wherever you come from in the world and pass it on through facebook, twitter, and other social media . This will help stop the problem in the UK as it has in France, and will encourage other nations to protect their women with new laws.

The UN argues the need for cultural change and a shift to zero tolerance - absolutely right.

"The Woman in the Street:" Reclaiming the Public Space from Sexual Harassment. (Article, 1993).
digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1090&context=yjlf

'He said: "I’d break the law for you." I was 13': calling time on street harassment (Video, 10 October, 2019).
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FcAvihxm38

Make Street Harassment Illegal in the UK. (Petition, October, 2019).
www.change.org/p/make-street-harassment-illegal-in-the-uk

French police issue almost 450 fines under street harassment law (Article, 30 April, 2019).
www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/30/french-police-issue-almost-450-fines-under-street-harassment-law

Here’s What Street Harassment Is Like In Eight Countries Around The World. (Article, 11April, 2016).
www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rossalynwarren/what-street-harassment-is-like-in-eight-countries-arou

Why stopping street harassment matters. (Article, 2019).
www.stopstreetharassment.org/about/what-is-street-harassment/why-stopping-street-harassment-matters/

What will it take? Promoting cultural change to end sexual harassment. (Document, September 2019).
www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/library/publications/2019/discussion-paper-what-will-it-take-promoting-cultural-change-to-end-sexual-harassment-en.pdf?la=en&vs=1714















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Team Activity

  • Alice
    Kenya
    Alice received a loan from Sarah to purchase modern farm inputs such as fertilizers and seeds to help her with her farm production.
    Sarah
  • Grace
    Kenya
    Grace received a loan from Keely to purchase a larger van to enable her to meet the demands for water supply.
    Keely
    $425 to go
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  • Hải
    Vietnam
    Hải received a loan from Keely to build a toilet for her family.
    Keely
    $925 to go
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  • Drinkwell
    Bangladesh
    Drinkwell received a loan from 9 team members enable installation of over 50 clean water kiosks, serving 30,000 households with affordable water in Bangladesh.
    Keely Lisa kay Hope Lara Nannette Cecilia Valdez-Fernandez Kati Mary
    $59,075 to go
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  • Lilian
    Kenya
    Lilian received a loan from brenda to buy more cosmetics and equipment such as dryers to sell.
    brenda
  • Hanan
    Jordan
    Hanan received a loan from Louisa to support a sewing business with sewing tools.
    Louisa
    $1,500 to go
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  • Gaturudi
    Uganda
    Gaturudi received a loan from Kerri invest in general merchandise for trade.
    Kerri
    $775 to go
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  • Aviole
    Haiti
    Aviole received a loan from Kerri to increase her stock of cosmetic products.
    Kerri
  • Kolassoure
    Togo
    Kolassoure received a loan from Kerri to buy two bags of soy and two containers of oil.
    Kerri
  • Piyelinawe
    Togo
    Piyelinawe received a loan from Kerri to buy six sacks of maize, five sacks of soya beans and five sacks of sorghum grain.
    Kerri
    $100 to go
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  • One Acre Fund
    Tanzania
    One Acre Fund received a loan from 3 team members one Acre Fund farmers in Tanzania access seeds and supplies on credit to help them feed themselves, their families and their communities.
    Ginger Jess Laura
    $418,025 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,871
Team Members
$1,577,510
Amount Funded
55,809
Loans
29.8
Loans per member