Monday, August 2, 2010

My First Kiva Loan

Today I made my first Kiva loan to a woman named Floriza in Chanchamayo, Peru. Floriza is a 45 year old woman who has six children and has been a widow for 15 years. With the help of her children she is able to grow pineapples, bananas, cassava, corn and coffee. Using the money she earns from selling her crops, Floriza is able to pay her household expenses. Floriza has requested a loan of $375 to purchase organic fertilizer so she can stabilize her production and have a harvest that results in larger coffee beans. This loan has now been fully funded by myself and 13 other Kiva members. We will be repaid over the next 12 months. To learn more about Kiva click here: Kiva loans that change lives To read more about Floriza's story click here: Floriza

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