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Kiva: September Update

Here is our monthly Kiva update for you! We are super proud to share with you that this month, with your help, we have raised $136.75 for Kiva (this month). This has enabled us to help fund micro loans to another 4 people, helping a total of 15 people/groups in 10 different countries so far. Please read below for more info on the profiles of the people we support.

Sponsored by Quest through Kiva: Kenyera Group from Burundi

Sponsored by Quest through Kiva: Kenyera Group from Burundi

Concilie is part of the group Kenyera and lives in Gitega. She is 53 years old and married to Joseph, a merchant. Together they have two children, 8 and 25 years old, both students. She has a student granddaughter in her care.
Concilie has been doing commerce in bananas for twenty years.

She is on her 2nd loan at Turame. With the KIVA loan she is obtaining, she is going to increase her capital and purchase a large amount of bananas to resell, so as to earn more.
In the coming years, she would like to raise livestock in addition to her business and to see her children educated.

Sponsored by Quest through Kiva: Kora Cb Group from Rwanda

Sponsored by Quest through Kiva: Kora Cb Group from Rwanda

Clemantine is a group leader; aged 40 years. She is married with 4 children aged between 8 and 14 years. The group is called KORA means “WORK” in English. They sell different products and they wish to expand their business for changing their better future.
Clemantine sells foodstuffs and has been running a business for 4 years. With the loan, she would like to buy more cassava, beans and sorghum for sale. The profits from the business will be used to pay school fees of her children and to buy a piece of land.
Sponsored by Quest through Kiva: Santos Isabel from Peru

Sponsored by Quest through Kiva: Santos Isabel from Peru

Santos is 41 years old and lives with his spouse and children in their own home build of rustic materials in the Sondor community of the Pomahuaca district. This is located in the Jaén province, Cajamarca region in the northern mountains of Perú. Life in the district is quiet and the residents work mainly in agriculture, trade and cattle raising.

Santos works in agriculture, specifically growing coffee. He has 12 years of experience in this trade and has very good personal and business references in the area. He will use the loan he will receive to purchase organic and chemical fertilizers to properly maintain his coffee plantation. He will also hire labor to help with the harvest season. This way, Santos hopes to offer a better quality coffee to his clients. This will have a positive impact on the income he receives and therefore will improve the quality of life for him and his family.

Sponsored by Quest through Kiva: Juan From Cusco Peru

Sponsored by Quest through Kiva: Juan From Cusco Peru

Juan continues to manage his business of selling vegetables. Through this business, he is able to help his family get ahead. His dream is to expand his business of selling vegetables. Juan is requesting a loan in order to buy tomatoes, carrots, onions, and squash. He is pleased with the loan and promises to complete his payments.

Thank you from us and KIVA!

If you feel inspired to help Kiva yourself or want to see more of the work they do, make sure you check out our blogpost here to find out why we LOVE helping them or go straight to their website to get lending.  Every little contribution goes a long way.

Kiva; June update

Here is our monthly Kiva update for you! We are super proud to share with you that this month, with your help, we have raised $125.20 for Kiva. This has enabled us to help fund micro loans to the 3 people below.

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Roselyn from the Philippines – needs feed and supplies for her livestock

Roselyn is 46 years old and has six children. She is married, and one of her children is in school.

Roselyn is in the agricultural business, raising livestock in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 25,000 loan through NWTF in order to buy feed and other supplies to raise her livestock.

Roselyn has been raising livestock for twenty years now, and has borrowed four times in the past from NWTF to sustain her business.

In the future, Roselyn would like to save enough money to expand her business.

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Elmer from Peru – needs to buy plant food and fertiliser for his crops plus pay for labour costs during the harvest

Elmer, aged 29, lives with his wife and his young son in his own home in the Cañaris district, a farming and livestock community located in the Ferreñafe province of the Lambayeque region on Peru’s northern coast.

He has been growing coffee for the last 10 years, and has regular clients who have given him good personal and professional references. The loan will be used to buy plant food and fertiliser for his crops, and to pay for labour during the harvest, which he hopes will allow him to offer his clients a better product, increasing his earnings so that he can improve his family’s quality of life.

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Mango Group 3 from Guatemala – need money to expand the stores and continue to fatten and sell pigs

Rosa began working with her father at the age of 6 years.  She worked in the fields using a machete. Rosa worked harvesting cardamom and coffee but the work was too hard.  She was one of 11 siblings – 6 boys and 5 girls – she said she does not remember her father.

Rosa has been using the credit from Kiva Partner Asociación Chajulense de Mujeres – Unidas por la Vida for two years, and is getting now her third credit.  She used her first credit to initiate a store for selling vegetables.  She also invested in pigs and fattened them up.

With her second credit she began selling other products in her store and continued buying and fattening pigs.  Now, with her third one, she will use her credit to expand her store and use part of the credit to continue fattening and selling pigs.

Rosa considers that the financial help that she obtains from Kiva and the Association of Women United for Life has given her the opportunity to contribute, with her husband, to achieve better health, feeding and education for their children.

Rosa is the leader of Mango Group 3 (Mango Fruit).  The group is formed by 9 women – average age is 38 years and in average they have 4 children.  The average amount of the group loan is Q 3,289. The group will invest their credit to expand their stores that sells vegetables, staple goods, or chicken meat.

Thank you from us and Kiva!

If you feel inspired to help Kiva yourself or want to see more of the work they do, make sure you check out our blogpost here to find out why we LOVE helping them or go straight to their website to get lending.  Every little contribution goes a long way.