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November 07, 2003

Introducing Count Me In Invest In Women Notes
By Calvert Foundation

Recently, The Calvert Foundation has partnered with Count Me In for Womenís Economic Independence to launch Invest in Women Notes. The Invest In Women Notes program connects Calvert Foundationís tradition of community investment with Count Me Inís emphasis on woman-owned businesses.

SocialFunds.com -- Recently, The Calvert Foundation has partnered with Count Me In for Womenís Economic Independence to launch Invest in Women Notes. The Invest In Women Notes program connects Calvert Foundationís tradition of community investment with Count Me Inís emphasis on woman-owned businesses. Each side incorporates its own expertise to the product, placing Invest In Women Notes on the cutting edge of community investing.

Count Me In uses a revolutionary designed scoring method that includes all aspects and skills of potential women entrepreneurs to screen for the best candidates to offer loan capital. This upholds Count Me Inís high return and success rate. Meanwhile, the Calvert Foundation utilizes its experience from the highly successful Community Investment Notes program and applies the same financial model to Invest In Women Notes.

With little as $2, 000.00, investors can help a segment of the population that has been traditionally underrepresented among business owners, and have been turned away from conventional financing sources. Despite representing more than half of the US population, the National Foundation for Women Business Owners report that women own less than 40% of all US businesses. Many women are the primary earners in their family and therefore access to credit and loans are vital to their familyís economic survival. Financial assistance from Invest In Women Notes can mark the first step for many in achieving their dream of entrepreneurship or give others the final push in realizing financial independence.

Investment terms range from 1, 3, or 5 years and all investments will be recycled throughout their term to reach greater numbers of women entrepreneurs. Upon maturity, investors can rollover their investment, collect the interest or receive the payment and interest. Beyond the financial return they accumulate is the knowledge and satisfaction that funds were invested into the community through the empowerment of women. As a Count Me In loan recipient and current business owner, Adrienne Smalls states, ďEconomic independence is gained by becoming your own boss, taking charge of your destiny, and building a business that is both an opportunity for financial growth and an extension of yourself.Ē

For more information on Invest In Women Notes, please write or call:
Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence
240 Central Park South
Suite 7H
New York, NY 10019
Phone (212) 245-1245
You can also download the prospectus and information at:
http://www.count-me-in.org/women_notes/index.html

Count Me In, one of Calvert Foundationís many lending partners, is also known for launching the first online microlending. It has been a leading advocate for womenís economic independence through business loans, education, and consultation. For more information about Count Me In, please go to their website at: www.count-me-in.org. You can also take an in-depth look at Count Me In through Calvert Foundationís extensive and recently updated profile database at: http://www.calvertfoundation.org/individual/research/profiles.html?source=


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