Monday, November 30, 2009

Late lending loans

I just made 4 Kiva loans to people who might not get their loan funded because they expire soon. Hopefully more people will join me and get these loans funded.

Adoté Gille Hervé Akueson

Melida Tuesta Ramirez

Sakoaka Gazere

Rosalinda Vargas Ikeda

A micro loan to Costa Rica

I am still out of the country, but made a quick loan online to Julián Apolinar González González in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Don Julian is a farmer and is requesting a loan of 670,000 colones to increase his crop yield and prepare his land for planting. He will purchase seeds, fertilizers, and other supplies necessary to ensure optimum conditions for growing cassava. Cassava a tuber that is rich in nutrients and has a pleasant flavor and is popular in Costa Rica. I wonder if its available in the USA?
670,000 colones is about $1200 US. So far he has 6 Kiva lenders helping him (including myself); 4 from the USA, 1 from France, and 1 from the Czech Republic. I'm sure more people from around the world will be joining us in this loan to help this farmer from Costa Rica. Its wonderful to be part of such a caring global community.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Kiva loans

I made a loan today to a male called Julie. One of my Kiva FB freinds pointed it out to me.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

kiva loans

Made a few Kiva loans today.

an Purchase of $25 to Julio Juliao Vembane (business id=155886)

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Loan Purchase of $25 to Armin Fonseca Espinal (business id=156502)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Felicita Guillen Caceres (business id=156469)

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Loan Purchase of $25 to Digna Adilia Hernandez (business id=156063)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Maria Isabel Pineda Cruz (business id=156047)

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Loan Purchase of $25 to Daysi Esther Fuentes Gonzales (business id=153415)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Claudia Maria Maradiaga (business id=152618)

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Loan Purchase of $25 to Julio Cesar Guerrero (business id=152621)

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Loan Purchase of $25 to Alba Marina Martinez Romero (business id=152661)

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

busy, busy, busy

I am finding that now that I NEED the income from my hobby business (SO has been out of work for 6 months now), I am spending as much time as possible on it. Always something else to do. And I have a level of anxiety that I never had with a guaranteed paycheck, even though the business is doing fine and able to pay the bills. But something might change...

Anyhow, that's one of my excuses for not keeping up with this blog. Sorry. I have been doing things, I've been advertising for our local food drive this weekend, and trying to get friends to come help out and box food. I'm also working on trying to cure PTSD and epilepsy, but that research is slow moving. I'm still taking snacks and mags to the vets regularly, and was told I have kept many vets out of jail this year ('cause they didn't have to go steal food).

I made 2 kiva loans today, to Julia's. One was to María Julia Asencio Escamilla
El Salvador and the other was to Julia Beatriz Castellanos Ochoa in Honduras.

Today I will be meeting with some people from Honduras to discuss our newly funded epilepsy project.

Monday, November 16, 2009

loans to Julia

I made a few Kiva loans to Julia's today.

Loan Purchase of $25 to María Julia Asencio Escamilla (business id=152155)

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Loan Purchase of $25 to Julia Beatriz Castellanos Ochoa (business id=152314)

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Loan Purchase of $25 to Juliana Dorende (business id=148117)

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Novica loans to artisans

I donated today to NOVICA's new loans' to artisan's program. Its a microlender with 0% interest to provide supplies for artisans. Many of these artisans do traditional artwork, so it helps keep cultures alive.

I made loans to
Pedro and Maria
1 Artisan Loan for Nono Supriatna

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Helping a sewing business

I made a loan today to someone a bit like me.

Badarbirvaa Batdulams is 44 years old. She lives with her parents and her seventeen year old son in the Uvurhangai Province of Central Mongolia. The family lives together in a "ger," a yurt or traditional Mongolian nomadic tent.

Batdulam supports the family by operating a sewing business. She wants to eventually turn her small business into a factory with several employees. Batdulam purchases materials for her business 1-2 times per month, depending on her customer’s wants and needs. She is requesting a 3,500,000 tugrug (approx. $2475 USD) loan to purchase a large amount of wholesale materials in order to attract new customers to her business.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Conferences and loans

I was off at another science conference this week. Too many scheduled in the fall...

Made loans to Julia's today.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Loans to Julia's

I made two kiva loans today - one to Juliana Dorende in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria for her clothing business.

The other loan was to Julia Nenith Pina Vd De Sicch from San Martin, Peru for her small business.