This Mothers Day, show your mom how good you are!

Mothers are incredibly powerful. Not only do they give life, they give their children the foundation they need to live healthy, successful, happy lives. When you give a mother the tools she needs to do these things, there’s no limit to what she can accomplish.

Did you know that outside of the agricultural sector, in both developed and developing countries, women on average still earn less than 78% of the wages paid to men for the same work? This is a gap that refuses to close in even the most developed countries -- leaving millions of women worldwide struggling to feed and shelter their families even though they work long hours every day. 

Mothers may have tremendous influence, but it can often be hard for them to reach their full potential. This is why Kiva is so proud to make capital available to thousands of women -- so they can build brighter futures for their families.

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 12 -- in 83 countries around the world! What if you could give the mothers in your life a gift that helps women worldwide AND shows them what a do-gooder you turned out to be? Now you can with Kiva Cards!

When you give a Kiva Card, you give the people who helped you realize your potential the opportunity to help a Kiva borrower do the same. This year, honor everything your mother did to give you a good start in life, and make it easy for her to make an even bigger difference around the world. It's this easy: 

1) Give a Kiva Card.

2) Your recipient makes a loan.

3) The borrower repays as they succeed.

4) Your recipient can use that money to support borrowers again and again!

It's truly the gift that keeps on giving. Buy a Mother's Day Kiva Card today!

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About the author

Emily Wakefield

A native of southern California, Emily is a recent graduate from Santa Clara University where she studied Economics and Spanish Studies. The highlight of her college experience was the semester she spent abroad in Granada, Spain. She knew she wanted to pursue a career in economic development after reading Half the Sky. Emily will be joining the Marketing and Communications team as a Blog and Social Media Intern and is especially excited to find new and creative ways to spread Kiva’s work to more people. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to country music, and re-watching Friends episodes for the millionth time.