In rural villages of East African countries, where jobs are few, MICRO LOANS give impoverished women the opportunity to provide better nutrition, housing, health care and education for their families.
49% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa live on less than $1.25/day. $1.25 is not enough to pay for food, medicine, proper shelter or schooling for their children.
Worldwide, 58 million primary school-age children are not in school. 60% are girls. Where we lend, public school is not free. Poverty is the leading cause of children not attending school. (UN MDGs, statistics)
Micro Loans Meet the Challenge:
Micro loans are small loans of $100 - $300 that we provide to impoverished women in rural villages in East Africa, where capital is otherwise inaccessible to them. These loans allow impoverished women to develop a small business that increases their income, enabling them to provide for their families' basic needs and lift them out of poverty.