Yesterday I received an email from Kiva on behalf of Mary Sojobi, a loan recipient in Nigeria. The message provided an update on her firewood business, and also conveyed Mary's gratitude for making her business possible. It reminded me that in most parts of the world, the dream of self-sufficiency is only a few hundred dollars away. Such a relatively small amount compared to US standards, and one that can make an exponentially bigger impact to a family, a community, a village, etc..
Her repayment allows me to make more microloans! Here are some pictures and links to some entrepreneurs I recently discovered over at KIVA.ORG. Giddy Giddy is lending to them and cheering them on. Please take a look at their links below:
Frank in Uganda needs more inventory for his General Store.
Eduardo Talibon, Philippines gathers and sells seaweed to the Markets.
Pablia from Ozamiz, Philippines is in coco lumber business.
Ekoué from the county of Togo, repairs and retails electronics.