Friday, August 28, 2009

Kiva loans

I made two Kiva loans today, one to Juliana in Oda, Ghana.

Juliana is 37 years old. She is married and has given birth to four children, two sons and two daughters who are all still in school. She works very hard to support her husband to provide for the family. Juliana lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in Oda in the Eastern region of Ghana. She is a trader. She is in the palm-oil production business. Juliana supplies to retailers in her community. She procures the palm fruits from nearby communities. She has been in business for 10 years and wants a loan to buy palm fruits in bulk to expand her business.

And to Juan Julián Gutiérrez Lacán in Totonicapan, Guatemala.
Juan Gutiérrez is 43 years old and married. He is a tailor. He has a shop, “Confección de Pants”, with three machines. He lives with his wife. They both devote themselves to the same work. They have two employees to help with this work. He has been making typical skirts in his house, which is in the Paraje Xepatriz of the Cantón Nimapá in the Totonicapán department in Guatemala, for 14 years.

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