Support Women in Developing Countries to Become Successful Entrepreneurs
KIVA Team Morgan Hill supports micro loans from the non-billionaire philanthropist. KIVA repayable Micro Loans directly address AAUW’s goal to empower all women and girls to reach their highest potential.
KIVA is a non-profit micro loan institution based in San Francisco. It began providing non-profit micro loans 10 years ago. Since its inception over $750 million dollars has been lent out to people who have no other way to get capital. Remarkably, the repayment of these loans is 98%, validating the effectiveness of the program.
Investigate how Micro Loans can:
- Decrease poverty
- Increase opportunities for women all over the world
- Create independence
- Promote leadership
- Improve educational opportunities.
Kiva Success Story
Claudia is one of over a million success stories. She lives in Nicaragua and, until she discovered what a micro loan from KIVA could do, she and her family lived alongside their chickens in the stall in marketplace. She did not have the funds to send her children to school or buy more than a few chickens at a time.