Cool New Partners: Supporting women in business and education!

The Specific Union for Farmer Women (SUFW)
Jordan

Who are they?
The Specific Union for Farmer Women is a non-governmental organization established to raise awareness of the social issues facing rural women in Jordan. They target rural parts of Jordan, offering training programs as well as loan products to foster financial independence and education. They offer both education and business loans. 

You'll love them if...you are looking to support women in education and business! 

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B-fit
Turkey

Who are they?
B-FIT is a franchise of sports and wellness centers for women that act as safe spaces for female customers. Each new center that opens is founded and managed by women, which creates opportunities for women to develop business skills and enter the workforce. In addition to providing physical training, the centers offer trainings on a wide-range of issues including nutrition, hygiene, sexual health, communication, leadership and entrepreneurship.

You'll love them if... you want to help women start their own business! 

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Burn
Eastern Africa

Who are they?
Burn is a social venture that targets global challenges of deforestation, respitory illness, global warming and poverty. They focus specifically on manufacturing clean burning cook stoves, replacing ones with high CO2 emissions. Loans are given to small scale distributors of these stoves in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda. 

You'll love them if...you are looking to help issues surrounding global warming! 

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About the author

Alison Edwards

Alison is a native of the Bay Area and spent the last four years living in the Pacific Northwest where she studied Psychology. During her junior year she studied abroad in Florence, Italy where she discovered her love for travel and culture and volunteered at a local elementary school as an English teacher assistant. During her senior year, Alison worked as a research assistant at the Sleep and Performance Research Center at Washington State University where she worked on several studies focusing on daily sleep patterns and performance. She wishes to bring her academic research skills and her interest in global development to the nonprofit setting and is so excited to begin her Partnerships Marketing internship with Kiva. In her free time, Alison loves reading, watching movies and Netflix, eating delicious food and drinking wine, hiking, spending time with her friends, and running.