Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wrap dress from Kiva products

Here's a picture of me in one of the Wrap dresses made by a Kiva client. is starting to sell items, this is one of the first items they have. Its a really nice dress, very soft and lightweight. Perfect for a hot summer night.

I think I'm going to get a green one next.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

kiva loans, kivabank

I tried out a new site It tells you lots about your kiva loans, and suggests other similar or different loans. I used it to find loans in other countries - added 2 new countries to my list today - Liberia and Kyrgyzstan. The group in Karabalta, Kyrgyzstan want to increase products for their business.

The guys in Liberia wants to buy more movies for his business.

Second Life - American Cancer Society Relay

I sponsored a friend in Second Life who is raising money for the American Cancer Society. There is a HUGE fundraiser in Second Life each year.

Feel free to donate and support the team. My friends name is 'Susan Fox' if you want to support her.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA

I made a donation to day to my local Humane Society & SPCA. They put out an appeal for summer donations; apparently a lot of animals end up at the shelter when people go on vacation or leave them outside.
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA also does a fantastic job of helping animals during fires, they accept evacuees.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Kiva loan to Julia

Made a loan to Julia in Nicaragua today.
Julia Mercedes Funes sells general merchandise from her stall in the EstaciĆ³n market in the mornings, and in the evening she moves between selling in the La Terminal market and the El Central market.

She will use this loan to buy various products such as: underwear, slippers, soap, bleach, blouses, etc.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Lending to Julia

I made two loans today in honor of Muhammad Yunnis birthday (the guy who started microfinancing).
One was to Julia in Peru for her shoe business.
the other was to Julian in Peru for his textile shop.