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Why International Women's Day Inspires Us

Collaborating with ZiM and SCU Mircofinance Association, senior business students at Santa Clara University designed, presented, and shared their knowledge of building credit for and with members of Sacred Heart Community Service's Women Saving Group.

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the social, political, cultural, and economic achievements of women around the world. We also look to the future to find more ways to inspire change and advance greater gender equality. This week, join us in empowering women entrepreneurs from globally underserved communities to reach more financial independence and economic opportunity via zero interest microfinance: ZiM.

 

ZiM strives to empower women entrepreneurs with a number of critical services. Things like zero interest loans to avoid poverty debt traps, savings accounts to build economic resilience, and skills training to thrive in our hybrid commerce environment support women to become confident leaders in their families, businesses, and communities.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today and every day, let’s invest in women empowerment. Support us as we kickoff our Venmo community: @ZiMicrofinance. When you gift us, you will become a vital part of the ZiM community, accelerating our mission and working alongside our partners below to create a more equitable and inclusive society:

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Your gifts can unlock poverty traps for women around the world. 

  • Sacred Heart Community Service’s Women Saving Group (San Jose, California). Your gifts will help to digitalize the cash box in which members can save and lend when person-to-person meetings are not possible. Additionally, your donation will provide the percentage yield when members save on a monthly basis. If you’re interested in contributing to the skills training for the Women Saving Group, please reach out to us.

  • Capeltic’s Indigenous Family Coffee Farmer Cooperative (Chiapas, Mexico). Your gifts will support gender equality in the cooperative and promote indigenous women leadership in coffee production. Additionally, your donation will support education in mobile banking and mobile commerce to allow indigenous farmers to prosper with the emergence of this technology. If you’re interested in purchasing high quality organic coffee from Capeltic’s indigenous family farmers, please reach out to us.

Emma Pigott

Santa Clara University

Political Science and International Business

Operations Project Manager for ZiM 

epigott@scu.edu | (224) 216-0255

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Tseltal women sort coffee beans by hand. Photo credit: E Carrasco-Canadian Jesuits International.

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