"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.
We believe that education, vocational training and jobs are absolutely necessary to break the cycle of poverty that many women find themselves in.
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:
Globally, women reinvest up to 90% of what they make back into their communities and families.
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.
The potential increase in labor activity for many countries if barriers to employment were eliminated for women.