WOMEN AT WORK
small loans equal big opportunities for these entrepreneurs
Nearly two million adults do not have access to banking. And even if there is a bank around the corner, most still do not lend in small amounts, especially to people who have never borrowed before. Since self-employment is the primary way to make a living in many underserved or rural areas if you're out of capital, you're out of luck.
International nonprofit microfinance organizations have revolutionized self-employment in developing areas by offering the tiniest businesses the opportunity to thrive. Loans, some as small as a few hundred dollars split amongst neighbors, have helped these determined women build businesses and transform their lives and the lives of their families.
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