Why support women through Kiva.org?
Ever since the inception of the idea of this brand, I knew I wanted it to revolve around supporting other women. I wanted to build an international community of women.
I looked into several different types of concepts - donation, trading clothes, etc. The one that spoke the most to me was building a fund via kiva.org.
I was first introduced to Kiva many years ago and have been a strong supporter/advocate since. Because every $1 not only helps someone, but continues to grow and help more individuals. The money continuously is revolving helping more and more women.
We decided to dedicate a percentage of our proceeds to our Kiva.org fund. As the fund accumulates $25, we lend the money to a woman entrepreneur in a developing country. Repayments remain in the fund and are also re-lent to new women entrepreneurs in developing countries. We work to publish regularly about the women we support and the growth of our fund.
Together, we are building a virtual network of women supporting women globally.
Learn more about Kiva below or head to their website at kiva.org
Details about Kiva
"Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive.
Kiva does this by crowdfunding loans and unlocking capital for the underserved, improving the quality and cost of financial services, and addressing the underlying barriers to financial access around the world. Through Kiva's work, students can pay for tuition, women can start businesses, farmers are able to invest in equipment and families can afford needed emergency care."
Loans are provided in $25 increments and they help make a difference in the lives of the individuals it supports."