nurture potentialMay 09, 2012
Using her loan to:
purchase more livestock.
How she’s nurturing another’s potential:
She is ensuring her children are receiving an education and provided for so they can pursue a better life.
Nurture Potential with Kiva
joinFITE, powered by Kiva, aims to create Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship for women and mother’s worldwide.
On May 13, 80 countries around the world will celebrate the same thing: Moms. They nurture our potential and give us the courage to dream big. So do teachers, mentors and friends. This makes the month of May the perfect time to honor life’s nurturers by helping others around the world build brighter futures for themselves and their families.
Kiva is a nonprofit organization that connects people through lending to alleviate poverty. It gives everyday people the opportunity to provide small loans that thousands of people around the world need to realize their dreams.
Here’s how you can get involved:
- Lend to a woman and watch the ripple effect. Women make up 75% of the extreme poor, but invest 80% of their income in their children.
- Thank the nurturers in your life by giving them a Kiva Card — $25 to lend to any borrower they choose to help them realize their potential. Visit
When you send a Kiva Card to those who have helped you along the way, you are helping them support women and families around the world. They’ll get to choose a specific borrower to support and get updates as they succeed and repay. To date, Kiva lenders have helped fund over $300M in loans in 60+ countries with a 98.9%
Kiva loans have proven to be a significant resource for women in particular. Since 2005, Kiva has connected lenders to more than 600,000 women around the world, many who are hard at work shaping the next generation. And, by partnering with organizations that offer maternal health and education services on top of our loans, Kiva helps lenders make an even bigger impact on women and mothers’ lives.
So don’t just celebrate Mother’s Day on May 13th. Dedicate all of May to honoring mothers and nurturers worldwide by introducing the people in their life to Kiva and the power of micro-lending. It truly is the gift that keeps giving.