It’s International Women’s Day today, and Kiva, the platform we use to make ‘loans that change lives’ have been celebrating by rallying to fund 10,000 women entrepreneurs in one week.
That’s not all though - generous match funders have agreed to match up to $1.5 million in loans made to women today!
In more than 80 countries around the world, women entrepreneurs are using Kiva loans to fund their businesses, get an education or buy needed tools so they can increase their standard of living and provide a better life for their families.
There’s still time to join the movement, as we have, and make a loan to a woman who inspires you, like Marina and Juliana,the Guatemalan weavers in the video above, building a brighter future for themselves and those around them.
And if you still need to be persuaded of the immense benefits surrounding women’s economic empowerment, UN Women have collated a sobering collection of facts and figures.
Did you know, for example, that 2.7 billion women globally are still legally prevented from having the same choice of jobs as men?
This women’s day, lets use our balance for better, and do all we can towards a gender-balanced world.
About the Author: Alice Perry
Alice is Inkspiller’s project manager. She oversees all that we do, and thinks there is no task that can’t be improved by the making of a bulleted list.