$43,000,000
IN CLOTHING
DISTRIBUTED

4,836 SMALL
BUSINESS LOANS
FUNDED

54 COUNTRIES
IMPACTED

Our 3 Avenues of Exponential Impact:

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FOR EVERY NEW cabi STYLIST, cabi WILL FUND A MICROLOAN IN HER NAME FOR A FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY.

The first-ever one-for-one microlending & mentorship program in partnership with Opportunity International.

a cabi stylist begins her business
cabi will fund a small business loan for a sister entrepreneur in a developing country
The sister entrepreneur is able to build her business
a cabi stylist begins her business
cabi will fund a small business loan for a sister entrepreneur in a developing country
The sister entrepreneur is able to build her business

See how W.E. are cabi is paying forward the gifts of dignity and liberation

WOMEN HELPING WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD.

Photography courtesy of
Opportunity International

We’ve all felt it—that restless feeling, wondering if our life is making any significant difference. It was that question that motivated cabi’s Founders to carefully craft a business that would provide an opportunity to contribute to something bigger than themselves. They sensed other women would find cabi to be worthwhile. The more it included the transformative power of women helping women, the more they believed these connections would stir a ripple of goodness that would extend far beyond The cabi Experience.

The reach they envisioned deepens with each passing day. Today, cabi’s efforts to impact women has spread well beyond U.S. living rooms, delivering transformation into the lives of women in the developing world, giving them a message of hope and freedom through entrepreneurship.

As each cabi Stylist starts her business, we fund a small business loan for a woman building her own business, making them “sister entrepreneurs” growing their businesses together.

We proudly launched our W.E. are cabi Program in 2015, a one-for-one microlending program that connects our cabi entrepreneurs to entrepreneurs in the developing world through Opportunity International, a global nonprofit microfinance organization. As each cabi Stylist starts her business, we fund a small business loan for a woman building her own business, making them “sister entrepreneurs” growing their businesses together.

W.E. are cabi is the manifestation of our desire to “do well in order to do good.” It was this sentiment that led Carol Anderson to create The Heart of cabi Foundation in 2005 as a meaningful counterpart to the opportunity we provide our women. “Cabi Stylists have the opportunity to realize their dreams through starting a business to support a better financial future for their families and communities. We are so proud to extend that transformational opportunity to women around the world,” said cabi Chief Executive Officer Lynne Coté.

For women living in the endless cycle of poverty, a small business loan is an open door to a new life—a gift that affirms, “You are valuable, worthy, and have potential to build a life you had never dreamed of.” Our loan recipients feel the liberating power of entrepreneurship, which gives them the ability to change the trajectory of their lives through a business filled with dignity and respect.

Based on our training philosophy for cabi Stylists, our Opportunity International entrepreneurs receive tools and training in leadership, marketing, and sales, and have the relational support of mentors and peers, as we believe it is in community that women reach their greatest potential for success.

“Women are such relational creatures, and when they leverage community bonds as they build a business, those relationships can transform lives,” said cabi Founder, President, and Chief Culture Officer Kimberly Inskeep. “This is as true for cabi Stylists as it is for the woman opening a dress shop in Rwanda, and is how one woman can ultimately transform an entire community for generations to come.”

As each small business loan is repaid, it ultimately turns into five loans over time, greatly extending the impact of each cabi Stylist. Beyond W.E. are cabi, small business loans are also funded through our Make a Change Program, where customers round their orders up to the nearest dollar and donate the change. Through unified efforts in our community, each year we support the businesses of thousands of women all over the world.

Because women have given generously over the years, the Foundation has donated over $43 million in clothing to communities around the world. To date, cabi Stylists have been integral in distributing clothing to women affected by natural disasters across the country through Heart of cabi Foundation events.

At cabi, we do not seek success for success’ sake, but rather we seek success because it enables us to passionately care for the well-being of women across the globe—to do well in order to do good. Our living legacy is to be women entrepreneurs helping women entrepreneurs. United around that purpose, together we can feel the deep fulfillment of being difference-makers for women all over the world.

She receives vital business and leadership training

Her trust group supports and empowers her

Her business grows and she repays her loan

The money is recycled from the repaid loan, allowing more women to receive loans

A new client is given a loan to build a business

How It
Works
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When placing a cabi order, you can opt to round your order total up to the nearest dollar.

The change you give funds a small business loan through Opportunity International and empowers a woman entrepreneur working tirelessly to create a better future for her family and community.

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Heart of cabi item

The Love Blouse

You can impact the lives of women in need, and look great while doing it, when you purchase the Love Blouse. A portion of the net proceeds from the sale of the Love Blouse will fund The Heart of cabi Foundation’s efforts around the world.

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Together, we are affecting lives around the world.

As a company, we endeavor to do well in order to do good, sending a ripple of generosity out into the world that reaches around the globe. Donations to The Heart of cabi Foundation help restore dignity and hope to women seeking a way out of the cycle of poverty—they essentially provide an open door, leading to a whole new life of freedom.

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our partners

Our efforts are multiplied because we partner with exceptional nonprofit organizations who share our mission of impacting the lives of women. Through them we can do more!