Inability to access affordable capital limits the options many people have to work their way out poverty. Those who need to start or expand a business in order to generate an income to cover their family’s basic needs cannot do so without first having access to capital. Your gift enables Calvert Foundation to provide affordable financing to microfinance institutions around the world.
Your gift will leverage $1000 in microloans. This could be used by a seamstress in Bolivia, allowing her to buy a sewing machine and materials to start a business that creates two additional jobs and livelihood for three households.