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Kiva, Hair La Vie, and Empowering Women

Kiva, Hair La Vie, and Empowering Women

With the current financial insecurities, starting and running small businesses can be a challenge, and even more so for women. That’s why Hair La Vie is proud to donate a portion of its proceeds to Kiva. 

What is Kiva?

Kiva is a fantastic organization that uses crowdfunding to provide microloans to entrepreneurs around the world. These individuals then use the money to start or build their small businesses. These no-interest loans help them realize their dream while also helping their families, their communities, and it also helps those who fund them.

How it works

An individual applies for a loan, and the loan goes through an underwriting and approval process. When approved, the loan is posted for individual lenders to support in small amounts of $25 or more. After the fundraising is complete, the borrower then receives the loan. The borrower begins repaying the loan based on an approved schedule and their ability to pay. The people who were generous enough to make a loan then either get their money back to make a new loan or withdraw their investment.

While many different people can apply for Kiva loans, there is a strong drive to help women become successful entrepreneurs. Kiva started with the mission of expanding financial access to underserved communities, to help people who wanted to help themselves but were unable. Today, Kiva has expanded, and it’s not just available in underserved communities. Often, the funding these aspiring entrepreneurs need simply isn't available to them through traditional banking methods. This fact alone would leave many without options if it weren’t for Kiva. Now, they can get the money they need to start their businesses and build their futures. 

It’s amazing how a loan of $25 can be given, repaid, and then given to another person over and over and make such a significant difference. That’s why Hair La Vie is so happy to be doing something that helps so many. A portion of every purchase goes to Kiva and helps support individuals who inspire growth and development in their communities. 

Today, Kiva has funded nearly $1.5 billion in loans, making it a leading global nonprofit, creating opportunities for communities around the world. 

Kiva and Hair La Vie

It’s this strong commitment to supporting people, especially women, that drew Hair La Vie to Kiva in the first place. We believe in the strength, the power, and the beauty of all women. 

While our business is about making people feel and look beautiful, it goes way beyond that. We’re really in the business of making the world a more beautiful place from the inside out. It’s not about living up to some unrealistic ideal or an airbrushed image. Beauty is about being your most authentic self. It’s about focusing on healthy choices and living your best life. And it’s about being confident in your own skin and the acceptance that goes along with that.

While Kiva helps women realize their success, Hair La Vie helps women feel their success. This pairing seems obvious to us from the start, which is why we wholeheartedly support their cause. In the process, we support the cause of millions across the globe.

Empowering women everyday

There's never been a better time to join together and stress to the world that women's rights are human rights. Every day is a time to celebrate all women, and it's a time to embrace the unique qualities that make women who they are. One way we can all participate in women's empowerment is to support organizations and efforts that are working to help make women's voices heard around the world and create solid foundations of success for women around the world.

Hair La Vie is deeply committed to the rights of women across the globe. We have built a business that strives to support women and empower them to be their authentic selves, without prejudice, without judgment, without condemnation. We think beauty is born from pure natural power – the same quality that every woman holds.

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