Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kiva loan

I made a loan today to Maria Julia in Nicaragua.

Maria Julia is a 64-year-old entrepreneur who really enjoys her work. She makes her living selling tortillas, beans and firewood. She started in this business over 25 years ago in order to provide an alternative source of income for her family since they didn't have any monthly income to cover their daily expenses. Through the Fundación León 2000, she has been able to receive funding and thus improve her business every day. She hopes to continue building her business as it's her only source of income. Maria Julia plans to use this loan to purchase products for her store such as corn, tortillas, firewood and beans, among other items.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Humane Society

I renewed my membership to my local humane society today. They do such great work taking care of unwanted animals. They recently found 250 cats in a hoarders house and are trying to deal with them.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Helping out Julia's

I made 3 Kiva loans today to 'Julia's. One was in Peru - Julia Nélida. She wants to start a vet clinic in Peru.

I also made a loan to Julia Nyambura Njiiri in Kenya so she can add more stock to her used clothing store.

I made a loan to Julia Nora Calderon Fajardo in Nicaragua so she can buy more stock for her store, with the loan she is going to get four quintals of rice, beans, sugar, a large jug of oil, a case of soap and corn among other products like: glue, earrings, lipsticks and hair clips among others to generate higher profits.