Kiva Lending Team: Safe Girls Team
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)
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.
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:
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:
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).
'He said: "I’d break the law for you." I was 13': calling time on street harassment (Video, 10 October, 2019).
Make Street Harassment Illegal in the UK. (Petition, October, 2019).
French police issue almost 450 fines under street harassment law (Article, 30 April, 2019).
Here’s What Street Harassment Is Like In Eight Countries Around The World. (Article, 11April, 2016).
Why stopping street harassment matters. (Article, 2019).
What will it take? Promoting cultural change to end sexual harassment. (Document, September 2019).
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Simusolar received a loan from Rebecca farmers and fishers in Tanzania to earn more income with solar water pumps and fishing lights.$73,650 to goLend Now
Alis received a loan from 2 team members to buy fabric to embroider 20 sweatshirts, thread, accessories and to pay for the embroidery of the garments.
$3,175 to goLend Now
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Rose received a loan from Karen to buy a dairy cow to improve her milk vending business so as to meet the high demand in her area.
Purity received a loan from Karen to buy farm inputs, such as seeds and fertilizers, to help a repeat borrower who repays her loans on time improve her harvest production.
Tanzania Maji Jibu received a loan from 4 team members to expand clean drinking water access to 10,000 consumers in Tanzania.
San Miguel Group received a loan from WHASP to purchase sheets, blankets, quilts, hammocks, hats and more.$4,550 to goLend Now
Sidorela received a loan from David to help a young mother to buy bedroom furniture for her three little daughters so they can sleep in their own beds and have space for learning.
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