Born and bred in Singapore, Mei-ing has spent most of her career in the financial services, mostly focusing on marketing, business development and relationship management. She’s spent the past seven and a half years at ipac financial planning, where the highlights for her have been championing financial education to consumers in Singapore and Hong Kong; and starting the Women Mean Business network, which aims to help women achieve work-life success through financial empowerment.
Having worked in a fairly affluent society, promoting important messages about making the right money decisions and planning for the future, she would like to focus now on working with a different group of people - a group that needs the most basic of financial services for economic security and for a livelihood – and make a difference where it matters most.
Queen is a well-spoken and cheerful young lady from Mfuom in Ghana\'s Central Region. She also served as our interpreter when we interviewed the other borrowers from her community.
She dreams of become wealthy [...]
Ekua sells smoked and fried fish, which she carries from door to door, in her village as well as neighbouring villages. Prior to getting a loan from Kiva, she could only purchase small quantities of fish. However, [...]
Her huge smile and warmth greeted us when we met Ama at Mfuom Village. With her 1-year old daughter, Alberta, napping on her back, Ama told us about how her Kiva loan has made a difference to her life. (Alberta is [...]
Yaa has used her loan from Kiva to grow her palm oil business. She has been able to purchase more palm fruit, which she boils to extract the oil. She then sells the palm oil to soap-makers - palm oil is a key [...]
With her loan from Kiva, Efia Constance\'s palm oil business has grown. She has used the money to purchase more palm fruit to extract larger quantities of oil (she boils the palm fruit to extract the oil). She [...]