Friday, March 18, 2011

Strings and Things

I donated to the Red Cross for Japan a few days ago. And to a friends walk-a-thon. Been real busy working on grant proposals.
Made 26 kiva loans to Honduras today to use up some kiva credit.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kiva loan to Julia

I made a Kiva loan to Julia in Peru today.

Julia is a member of the communal bank "Alondras" at FINCA Peru in Ayacucho. She is 37 years old, married, and has four children who are all studying. She has a clothing business and also sells vegetables in a local market. She is using her loan of 3,000 PEN to purchase clothing from Lima to sell in Ayacucho. She has been a member of FINCA Peru for four years now and enjoys that it gives her more independence and allows her to save money. She would like to save enough money to buy land in Ayacucho.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

AIDS walk

I donated to a friends AIDS walk. He has been doing it for years, and this year is hoping to raise $15,000. Its always nice to help friends change the world.