Tam from Vietnam. Manujata from India. Emmy from Kenya. Tamara from Philadelphia.
What do these women have in common?
They are entrepreneurs seeking to better their lives and the lives around them.
Investing in women isn’t just good for business, it’s good for the world.
Women multiply the impact of an investment made in their future by extending benefits to the world around them, creating a better life for their families and building a better community.
On this International Women’s Day, TCGi wanted to shine a light on:
Kiva – an international nonprofit lending community geared towards uplifting people, their families and local communities.
Kiva’s goal on this International Women’s Day is to gain $3 million dollars for women entrepreneurs, students and community advocates across the globe.
Here’s how it works:
For as little as $25, you can help a woman start/grow a business, go to school, access clean water or invest in her community.
100% of every dollar goes to funding loans at a 0% interest rate and will be repaid by the recipient. Once reimbursed, you can use those same dollars to support another woman’s cause.
Kiva by the numbers:
2.3 million borrowers
1.6 million lenders
$950.5 million loans funded
97% repayment rate
Global philanthropist Oprah Winfrey is a supporter of the nonprofit lender, stating, “Kiva is a simple concept that can change a person’s life.”
Women build communities but many lack in contributing to them, which has hurt economies in many countries.
How much growth could countries see if women started their own businesses, employed their communities and/or went to school?
As you may know, TCGi is a woman-owned business. TCGi encourages Kiva’s role in supporting business-women, female students and advocates to enrich themselves, families and communities.
To spearhead our call to action, TCGi is providing $500.00 to Kiva’s worthy initiative.
The beauty of the Kiva initiative is that there are thousands of campaigns which benefit women to lend and contribute to.
Let’s join Kiva’s mission on this International Women’s Day and do our part to create better opportunities for women like Tam from Vietnam, Manujata from India, Emmy from Kenya, Tamara from Philadelphia and others across the world.
“We envision a world where all people hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.” – Kiva’s mission.
To donate or learn more about Kiva and how you can help on this International Women’s Day, please click here.
To learn more about TCGi,please click here.