In Albania, it is not uncommon to find women and children living in poverty. These poor economic conditions often lead to severe health problems leaving these women on disability at a very young age while still trying to provide for their family. It’s heart-breaking!
Hidajete needs a toilet
The Girls Can’t WHAT? company was established to help women overcome hardships so they can thrive and bring a positive message of hope to those around them. Hidajete is one such positive example.
I can’t imagine living in a tiny one room house with my family, let alone one without indoor plumbing, can you? Yet Hidajete has no toilet in her single-room dwelling. In order to improve her family’s living conditions, she requested a loan through Kiva.org. Touched by her story and wanting to make a difference in her life, we – along with several other Kiva folks – stepped up to help with her request.
Eva needs tools and fuel to improve her business
Here’s another story that Girls Can’t WHAT? is happy to be a part of as well. In Peru, Eva runs a motorcycle transportation service. In order to improve her business, she needs to purchase tools and gasoline. By participating in the micro-lending program at Kiva.org, we are able to provide Eva with a portion of her funding to help purchase her tools and fuel.
Once Eva has established new business and repaid her loan, the funds returned to the Girls Can’t WHAT? lending account are reinvested to someone else needing a helping hand. It’s a gift that keeps on giving! How cool is that?
Empower a girl…change the world!
Hidajete and Eva are just 2 of the 110 women we’ve been able to help since we launched our lending team. At Girls Can’t WHAT?, 20% of the monthly profit goes towards supporting women wishing to improve their lives. When you purchase artwork from my shop you not only put a smile on a girl’s face by giving her a cute t-shirt or tote bag, but you also provide an opportunity for women all over the world to step forward and achieve their dreams as well. This is how we empower a girl and change the world.
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