Give a microloan to an aspiring small-business owner in an impoverished community — invest in a woman’s future.
When you give a microloan to a single mom, you provide everything she needs to:
- care for her kids long-term;
- improve her community;
- help her family escape poverty forever.
One of the most meaningful Christmas gifts you can give this year (and always!) is a microloan. Give a microloan in honor of your boss, mentor or anyone who believes every woman should have the chance to reach her dreams. Your gift of a microloan will provide training and start-up resources a single mom like Bridget needs to open up shop.
Bridget’s Microloan Success Story
When Bridget finally got the courage to flee an abusive situation, she had no idea how she would care for her kids alone. But she received a microloan Gift of Hope and it changed her life. Bridget learned about business finance, marketing and more. Then, her mentor helped her craft a business plan.
Bridget and her two kids lived with Bridget’s mom, who owned a small corner shop in their neighborhood. With her microloan Gift of Hope, Bridget purchased a printer, computer and had her mom’s shop connected to the internet. Now, she prints and scans documents for other businesses in town, like fliers, invoices and letters. She helps the whole community access better technology. She even helps kids print their school papers!
As her business grew, she invested more money into her mom’s shop. Now, it’s also a little grocery store. Bridget makes more than enough income to support her mom and kids. She even provides business training to other women in her community!
Bridget’s 7-year-old son, Kevin, and 5-year-old daughter, Evelyn, can study or play at the shop when they aren’t in school. This family is happy and thriving because of a Gift of Hope!
When you give a microloan this Christmas, your Gift of Hope will help a woman open a small business, just like Bridget!