"When we invest in women and girls, we are investing in the people who invest in everyone else.

- Melinda Gates

 

 

 


LONA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in San Francisco, California.

At LONA, we support women's ability to provide for themselves by investing in initiatives that promote economic opportunity. 


 
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We believe that education, vocational training and jobs are absolutely necessary to break the cycle of poverty that many women find themselves in.

 

 

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By supporting women on their journey towards economic independence, we seek to create a world where every woman is empowered to transform her own life.

 


 

 

Here are a few simple statistics:

90%

Globally, women reinvest up to 90% of what they make back into their communities and families.

3%

According to The United Nations, economies in the developing world grow by three percent for every 10% increase in the number of women who receive secondary schooling.

25%

The potential increase in labor activity for many countries if barriers to employment were eliminated for women.