Lori has almost 30 years of business, management, marketing and entrepreneurial experience in a wide variety of settings---including large corporations, non profits, academia and small businesses. Most recently, she started her own business working with women’s cooperatives in Latin America to market their products in the U.S. Originally from El Paso, Texas she has lived in Boise, Idaho since 1979 where she raised her three (now grown) children. She has always believed in the power of capitalism and the free market to positively impact lives and communities.
I have had the privilege of spending the last 9 weeks as a Kiva Fellow with ASDIR, Kiva’s field partner in the western highlands of Guatemala, in the district of Totonicapán. As you may know, all entrepreneur [...]
Shoes are a family business. Maria Elena sells the shoes made by her daughter (also a kiva borrower) and her husband. Her Kiva loan is relatively new and, although business is down due to the recession, she is [...]
We visited two members of the group, Antonia Rosario Tzoc Notato and Odilia Maria Chamorro Velasquez.
Ends up that these women make canastas but also have their own, separate businesses selling a variety of [...]
Florinda lives and works near her mother and two sisters--who are also Kiva/ASDIR borrowers.
Her apron sewing/selling business is doing well. She does not have to go through any middlemen, rather sells [...]
We recently went to visit Rosario Cristina to see how things were going. (Her mother and two sisters are also Kiva borrowers!).
Seems she has \"branched\" out into more than just typical clothing. While we [...]