25,000 loans and counting
joinFITE aims to empower women into Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship by providing them access to a loan, so that they can start or grow a business.
By giving these women a hand up, they are able to create a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Read their stories, and lend your hand by investing in a woman—on us. You can direct a free $25 loan at kiva.org/women
Using her loan to grow her business by buying more merchandise to sell, so that she can support her family.
Using her loan to buy more ingredients to expand her business so that she can reach her goal of opening a new location.
With her loan Janet was able to hire one employee and buy new merchandise to sale.
Using her loan to take enrichment classes that will help to grow her computer services company.
Her loan allowed her to certify her business which she hopes will increase the customer demand and support her family of six children.
Used her loan to buy a water tank and irrigation pipes that will increase her farm income, which will allow her to pay her children’s school fees.
Using her loan to increase her inventory, and her income, to cover her two son’s schooling.
Veronica’s loan improved her salon facilities to create a more appealing environment for new and existing clients.
Used her loan to hire an employee and increase her capacity to process more daily transactions for her mobile banking business.
With her loan, Rosa is buying new merchandise to sell in order to expand her business.
Using her loan to buy more ingredients, supplies and fruit to increase her production of juices for her customers.
Using her loan to purchase more farmland to increase her crop yield. Part of her income provides her children’s university tuition.
Using her loan to increase stock in her grocery store.
Zoila is using her loan to buy more products to continue her sales of fish in order to take care of her five children.
Sharon is using her loan to update her daycare that cares for 16 children with new supplies and basic repairs.
Julieta is using her loan to buy larger amounts of groceries and staple items for her grocery store.
Tatyana is using her loan to expand the inventory of her shoe store to include popular shoes of the season.
Using her loan to expand her inventory from bridal items, to also include a toy section.
Country: Sierra Leone
Mildred is using her loan to buy new items to be sold in her store that sells food and cosmetics.
With her loan Teresa plans to invest in merchandise to stock the grocery store.
Using her loan to buy more dry goods that she will sell at the public market.
Country: Sierra Leone
Sanjor is using the loan to buy more materials for her clothing business.
Using her loan to purchase water tanks that will expand her in-demand water services to more of her neighborhoods.
She is using her loan to improve her workspace as a seamstress.
Karine is using her loan to buy more clothes and shoes to accomodate the season in her trading business.