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Kiva Loan Dedication


Kfar Yasif

Grace is a 27-years-old mother of two from northern Israel. After graduating from high school, Grace earned a degree in environmental science and tried working within her field. Unfortunately in the region where Grace lives, her degree and experience were not in high demand. Positions open to her were only part time and not with sufficient salaries. Grace refused to give up and knew she could develop a strong income, while using her intelligence and professionalism. Grace decided to earn her hair styling certification and opened a small salon in her home. After proving she could gain clients, provide top notch services, and develop her business activity, Grace found a central location to open her salon in her town. Grace needs this loan to assist with furnishing, and purchasing supplies for, her salon such as a sink and chair for a hair washing station, a cart, professional scissors and brushes, mirrors, countertops and a supply closet. Grace wants to see her salon expand so she can earn a respectable living and grow as a businesswoman

To: Bob Harris

I chose this loan because... I want to wish him luck with his new book "The International Bank of Bob: Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan at a Time."

January 15, 2013
by الفيل‎