Saturday, December 26, 2009

kiva loan and gift certificates

I made a loan to the 16 de Julio group in Boliva. Also gave a few gift certificates to get others interested in Kiva, I thought I would start a kiva college fund for my friend's baby who was just born. I'm going to drop off 2 gift certificates, for her birthday and Christmas. It would be a great way for her to save for college, her friends and family would be more inclined to donate, and even if she doesn't get the best return, it will end up doing the most good for the planet. Win/win.

Monday, December 21, 2009

I made a Kiva loan to Sotoewa Djoka today. Joined the flying Spagetti monster kiva lending group and it was recommended - she wants the money to purchase tomatoes and pasta.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Kiva

I made 20 kiva loans today using Kiva Credit. 1 was to a Julian, the other to people in Honduras.

Loan Purchase of $25 to Sara Antonia Cerrato Rivera (business id=158783)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Francis Jaqueline Baca Arias (business id=160871)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Martha Esperanza Espinoza Galo (business id=159072)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Linda Rosa Espinoza Galo (business id=159081)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Rosa Aminta Mejia Ferrera (business id=159987)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Isaac Zamir Trejo Reyes (business id=160009)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Santos Roberto Ledezma (business id=160094)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Raul Alberto Galindo (business id=158384)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Santos Moran Pavon (business id=158389)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Angel Antonio Zavala Rubios (business id=160793)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Reyna Estrada Garcia (business id=158769)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Julian (business id=159476)

Counted towards NOVICA.com
Loan Purchase of $25 to Carlos Roberto Elvir Lainez (business id=159064)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Nolvia Damaris Vasquez (business id=160002)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Karla Patricia Figueroa Reyes (business id=160022)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Jose Saul Manzanarez (business id=160098)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Maria Santos Martinez Manzanarez (business id=160460)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Maria Del Carmen Morales (business id=158387)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Petronilo Chavez Garcia (business id=160465)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger
Loan Purchase of $25 to Santos Esmeralda Zelaya Izaguirre (business id=160869)

Counted towards Barack Oblogger

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Loans to Julia

I made a few loans to Julia's today.
Loan Purchase of $25 to Julia Aydee (business id=159670)

Counted towards NOVICA.com
Loan Purchase of $25 to Julia Kelly Fernandez Rosillo (business id=152732)

Counted towards NOVICA.com
Loan Purchase of $25 to Julia Rosario Rojas Requejo De Fasanando (business id=152749)

Counted towards NOVICA.com

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Not wasting food.

A couple of weeks ago I decided to embark upon a personal quest to not waste any food. I was reading statistics about how 40% of our food gets wasted in this country, and realizing that I was also purchasing more than I needed and wasting a lot.

So I started eating up all of the food that I have. That has lead me to try new things. I am currently enjoying Cilantro pesto, I had bought 4 bunches for 99 cents (at the 99 cent only store) and only used a few leaves on tacos. So I turned it into pesto by adding oil, garlic, lime and green onion.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Kiva


Been a bit sick lately. Caught a cold on my last plane ride.
Found two Julia's to lend to today. On is in De La Libertad, El Salvador to buy fruit and vegetables. The other is in Boane, Maputo, Mozambique and to be used for construction of her house.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA


I made a donation today to the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. I am a big animal lover (especially cats) and really appreciate the work the society does. I am glad there is a place I can call when I see an animal in trouble, and people who care help.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Kiva loans to Julia's


I found quite a few Julia's in need of Kiva loans today, and lent to a a few of them.

Julia Liliana Obispo Calixtro is in Peru and wants a loan for her catering company.

Julia Maria Vega is in Managua, Nicaragua and wants a Kiva loan for her store.

Julia Jalanoca Fora is in Puno, Puno, Peru and is looking for a kiva loan for livestock.

Julia Huchani is in La Paz, Bolivia and wants a loan for her sewing business.

Julia Contreras Palomino is in TinguiƱa, Peru and she wants a loan for her clothing sales.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Blogging for IM

I was invited to blog for IM, a new 'Innovated Magazine'.

My blog is here. Flattered to be asked.

Kiva of course


I made a loan today to the Kancharisun Group in Cusco, Peru. Its a large group loan where they are looking for almost $5000 total.

I joined one of my Kiva friends on this loan - its her 4,000 loan so she has invited people to join. Its a Kiva friend thing to do.