How it Works
When you invest $100, you will receive your principal back at maturity and up to 2% interest – an investment in the truest sense. Women worldwide will receive opportunity and empowerment. Purchase a Note online for as little as $20 through our partner www.microplace.com or learn about investing $1,000 or more directly or through a brokerage account. (U.S. residents only; some state restrictions apply.)
Benefit: You'll receive a financial return up to 2%, and while invested, every dollar will go to flexible and affordable loans for women, EMPOWERING them to succeed.
In Her Own Words
Susan Hubble Pitcairn was looking for an innovative way to support sustainable, community-based projects. Following the advice of a friend, Susan decided to check out Calvert Foundation's Community Investment Note. "It is one of the most positive options around for helping lift people out of poverty and towards self-reliance," she said. "It offers a reliable return on your money as well, a true win-win."
Women who have benefited from impact investing
|Microfinance and Beyond|
We know what happens when women become agents of their own economic power. Through the organizations we support, women get the opportunity to improve their lives through access to credit and critical services like child care and housing. Increasingly, the source of that credit is coming from impact investors like Susan (see her story above).
What is impact investing? It's a way for people to invest with the goal of ending poverty and empowering women – to invest for a financial and social return. For over 16 years, Calvert Foundation, a leader in impact investing, has connected investors with social entrepreneurs through our Community Investment Note.
To create opportunities for women like Jane (pictured right), we have launched a ground-breaking project called the Women INvesting in Women INitiative (WIN-WIN). The goal of WIN-WIN is to raise $20 million from women – and from those who care about women – to make loans to organizations and projects (75% U.S.-based, 25% international) that create opportunities for women.
We're changing the world for the better, one woman at a time.