Supporting Women Entrepreneurs
Small loans of $25-50 are lent to women living at the poverty level to support business ventures like agriculture, livestock, hair salons, and seamstress.
All entrepreneurism involves risk. Those in poverty are not well-positioned to deal with additional financial risk which may hold a woman back from trying to start a business venture that leads to self-sufficiency.
Availability to more capital after payback
The incentive for payback includes access to more capital. In addition, when a loan is paid back, another woman in the village has access to a loan. Community support (and pressure) play a role in loan repayment.