Cartier Philanthropy: Women by Kiva


Over the past 14 years, the Kiva community has become a beacon of hope and a source of support for 2.8 million women worldwide. It has transformed a microfinance platform into an international movement that works for the financial inclusion of the most underserved communities, from Ghanaian beekeepers to Cambodian spinach growers to Nicaraguan hot dog vendors and Gaza bakers.

Since March, Cartier Philanthropy has partnered with Kiva for International Women’s Day 2020 to celebrate women and double the loans allocated. 

By funding their actions, Cartier Philanthropy encourages women to fight for their aspirations, make their own decisions, build their self-confidence, take pride in their accomplishments, and nurture their ability to build a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. 

By pooling its resources and those of like-minded partners and private lenders, Cartier Philanthropy has enabled Kiva to lend $4 million to approximately 40,000 women in 57 countries, empowering the female community in the thousands.

2020 brings a wave of partnership renewals by Cartier Philanthropy. In line with its commitment to enduring impact, Cartier Philanthropy is awarding new multi-year grants to four partner non-profit organisations whose viable and rigorous models have proven to be highly effective. 

The four recipient organisations address pressing issues in East Africa, from mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and women’s depression, to extreme poverty and income generation. Challenging traditional approaches in innovative ways these bold, ambitious and caring organisations have proven their potential to make societies more equitable and inclusive.