Francoise is a farmer and she has been growing rice for 17 years. With the loan from Kiva, she would like to pay her workers. The profits from the business will be used to pay school fees of her children and improve her family’s welfare.
The IRC ensures survivors of sexual violence have medical care, counseling and legal aid. They launch campaigns to change behaviors and stop violence, and help girls gain knowledge, skills and confidence and increase women’s economic and decision-making power.