We at kivafriends.org deeply believe in Florence Kaluuba of Mirembe Community College and her struggling but determined students. These brave young women are striving, in the face of obstacles that most of us have never had to confront, to improve their own lives and the lives of their families through perseverance, education and just plain hard work.
We connected with Florence because she, originally, was a Kiva entrepreneur, herself, and some of us at KivaFriends were among her first lenders. Having gotten to know her over the years, we now, more than ever, want to continue to support her work and express our admiration for her and for her girls. So, these loans will be made to honor the women of Mirembe Community College and to spread the word of their triumph over naysayers and adversity.
If you'd like to learn more, both about Mirembe Community College and KivaFriends' sweet and ongoing relationship with them, check out:
NOTE: This account was originally created by members of kivafriends.org. Now, a couple of months later, we've decided we want to turn it over to our friend, Florence Kaluuba of Mirembe Community College in Kampala, Uganda. Our idea is that she, perhaps along with some of her students, can now make loans to others as we, at KivaFriends, once made a loan to them. That the circle will be unbroken....