Investing in Women Fund
COVID-19 continues to devastate lives and livelihoods. New variants and new waves of the virus are causing governments to restrict their citizens’ movements in the hopes of containing the disease. Those restrictions are forcing businesses and farms to close and...More Details
COVID-19 continues to devastate lives and livelihoods. New variants and new waves of the virus are causing governments to restrict their citizens’ movements in the hopes of containing the disease. Those restrictions are forcing businesses and farms to close and pushing the most vulnerable into extreme poverty. With no other options, families are using up their cash savings to buy food and other essentials. Without the benefit of strong governments, many of the women we serve are in economic jeopardy. Women need rapid re-capitalization – getting money into their businesses so that the businesses can restart or continue to function. This type of recovery lending stabilizes women’s microbusinesses and family farms.
With your support, recovery loans will help over 700,000 people—78% of which will be women—per year and benefit over 2.7 million children to help families regain their livelihoods and be more resilient. As believers, we know it breaks God’s heart when children and families suffer. Our faith guides us to act now: “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act” (Proverbs 3:27, NIV).
Thanks to investments in capital markets, your gift today will multiply 2.3x immediately in impact to provide recovery loans to women to help them restart and grow their businesses.
At World Vision, stewardship is an integral part of everything we do. In rare cases where donations exceed what is needed, or where local conditions prevent program implementation, World Vision will redirect funds to similar activities to help children and families in need.
The multiplying effect from grants and donated goods may change throughout the year on identical or similar offers due to variations in the start and end dates of donor grants and our programs.