$58 million USD in clothing donated domestically and internationally

198 Stylist
served through
local giving

16,906 small
business loans
funded for women
in developing

3,330 students in Rwanda provided with hope and

62 countries

3 ways you can make a difference now:

For every new cabi Stylist, cabi will fund a small business loan in her name for a woman entrepreneur in a developing country.

The first-ever, one-for-one small business loan and mentorship program in partnership with Opportunity International.

Build your business and empower
another woman to build hers.

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

Women Helping Women
around the world

Photography courtesy of
Opportunity International

Take a moment to imagine 30 years from now. You’re sharing with your children and grandchildren that you were part of the generation who eradicated extreme global poverty. And you also get to share how you personally contributed to that endeavor, passing along the message that small actions in the right direction truly make a difference.

This potential reality doesn’t need to live just in your imagination. You actually could be part of this significant feat, one that has eluded all generations who have come before us.

While extreme poverty has felt like a fixed reality for centuries, change is on the horizon. Between 1990 and 2012, the number of people living in extreme poverty was reduced by almost two-thirds, dropping from 37% to about 13% in only 22 years. The World Bank and global economists project that over the next 10-15 years, it’s possible to cut it by half again.

From the day cabi began, we’ve had a mission to encourage and empower women in need, and so, in 2005, we formed The Heart of cabi Foundation with great intentionality to make a difference for women living in poverty around the world. Through our partnership with Opportunity International, we created our W.E. are cabi Program (which stands for “Women Entrepreneurs are cabi”), a one-for-one program through which we provide a small business loan for a woman in the developing world for every new cabi Stylist who begins her business, thereby making them Sister Entrepreneurs. As cabi Stylists build their businesses, they are simultaneously giving women in the developing world the resources to also build businesses they’re proud of, and in turn, women everywhere are impacting their families and communities. Just as cabi Stylists collaborate to be more successful, our Sister Entrepreneurs join together in Trust Groups for training and strengthen one another’s businesses by working together.

A powerful, staggering reality is that when women are given an economic opportunity, for every dollar earned, they invest 80 cents back into their families, whereas men, in general, invest 30 cents. Additionally, as women gain success, they employ members of their communities and send their children to school. And as they repay their loans, their loan turns into an average of 5 more loans over time!

To date, The Heart of cabi Foundation has funded 16,605 small business loans around the world. “We invest in women entrepreneurs because we know when a woman is given the opportunity to better her life, her gut instinct is to also see those around her thrive,” said cabi Founder, President, and Chief Culture Officer Kimberly Inskeep. “As a company of women, we think it’s pretty darn cool to be part of the larger sisterhood helping to eliminate extreme poverty. We really believe we can do it!”

Atul Tandon, CEO of Opportunity International, states, “The best way to eradicate poverty is jobs. And thanks to programs like W.E. are cabi and Make a Change, Opportunity International drove the creation of 17.3 million jobs across 22 developing nations by the end of 2016, and we’re on our way to achieving our goal of 20 million jobs by 2020. Our vision is a world without extreme poverty by 2030. Cabi and its Stylists have become a formidable force in helping us achieve that big, hairy, audacious goal.”

In 2016 and 2018, groups of Stylists journeyed to Rwanda to spend time with some of our Sister Entrepreneurs. “Going to Rwanda changed everything for me. I saw how what we’re doing doesn’t just impact individuals—as more women work together, they are changing whole nations and economies,” cabi Stylist Carolyn Drummond said. “And it doesn’t take much to make a real difference—there are such easy ways to contribute through cabi.”

Join us in taking action against extreme global poverty in these three ways: begin a career as a cabi Stylist and be paired with a Sister Entrepreneur, round up your cabi purchase through our Make a Change Program (all proceeds help fund small business loans), or purchase the Hothouse Blouse supporting The Heart of cabi Foundation. With each of these actions, we’ll move closer to stamping out global poverty. And so, imagine again that moment when you’re sitting with your family, sharing the role you played in making this a reality. As anthropologist Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world—it’s the only thing that ever has.” This is cabi’s living legacy— and we invite you to be part of it.

She receives vital
business and leadership

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

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When placing a cabi order, you can opt to round your order total up to the nearest dollar or pound.

The change you give provides hope and opportunity to children in Rwanda through Opportunity International by contributing to their education and futures.


Heart of cabi item

Tied-Up Top

You can impact the lives of women in need, and look great while doing it, when you purchase the Tied-Up Top. A portion of the net proceeds from the sale of the Tied-Up Top will help fund The Heart of cabi Foundation’s efforts in our local communites.

te amo blouse

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.


Heart of cabi event with Joni and Friends in Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Heart of cabi event with Joni and Friends in Flat Rock, North Carolina

Heart of cabi Foundation Week event in San Pedro, California

Heart of cabi Foundation Week event in San Pedro, California with the cabi Home Office Team

Heart of cabi Foundation Week event in Atlanta, Georgia

Heart of cabi fire relief event in Redding, California

Heart of cabi hurricane relief event in Wilmington, North Carolina

Heart of cabi fire relief event in Redding, California

2019 cabi Kenya & Rwanda Trip (with students at a school supported by the Make a Change Program)

2019 cabi Kenya & Rwanda Trip (with Sister Entrepreneur Illuminata at her dress shop)

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!