Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kiva and celebrating the women of this world

Today is the 100th International Women's Day! Today we celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future.

Over 80% of Kiva's borrowers are women: women who are feeding their families and communities, starting businesses and providing jobs. Women who are mothers, sisters, daughters, and grandmothers. Women whom we are proud to support.

Since the beginning, Kiva has worked hard to help women improve their lives in places where any advocacy for women is rare. As you can see in this video, women perform 66% of the world’s work, produce 50% of the food, but earn just 10% of the income and own 1% of the property. At Kiva we celebrate them.

Listen to their stories, and today remember all of the women who have touched your life.

- from a message sent to Kiva.org participants

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