The Gavrieli Foundation is deeply committed to the empowerment of women in the U.S. and around the globe as a means for social change. Through Kiva, we contribute funds to women entrepreneurs, who we believe are key in the broader fight against global poverty.
Moving beyond charity
Dreams are universal. Opportunity is not. Through Kiva, we support women entrepreneurs living in poverty around the world. Rather than providing material goods or cash to buy them, our contributions empower women to start and grow their businesses. These businesses become reliable sources of income and create independence and opportunity for these women, their families, and their communities. We believe this approach to be the most comprehensive, sustainable, and scalable solution to global poverty.
Creating a global impact
The Gavrieli Foundation leverages the ingenuity, passion, and energy of entrepreneurial women around the globe. Since its inception, The Gavrieli Foundation has become the single largest lender on Kiva worldwide. So far we have:
contributed over $10,000,000
to over 55,000 women entrepreneurs
in over 70 countries, including the U.S.
THE WOMEN WE HELP
From a farmer in Indonesia, to an artist in Senegal, to a store owner in Louisiana, the women we help come from diverse backgrounds and industries. These inspiring women share a strong work ethic and a passion to better themselves, their families, and their communities. Get to know the women we’ve helped below.