Kiva Lending Team: Ben Balto-Bongard Memorial Fund
We loan because...
Ben believed microfinance helped people help themselves. He dedicated his time and effort to building the Microfinance Alliance and educating people on ways they can get involved. He believed in sustainable ways to help the poor by helping themselves.
We will miss you.
One of our founders of the Microfinance Alliance in Minnesota, USA passed away recently. We started this team to honor him and keep his spirit alive and giving.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Team website
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Sarwari received a loan from Janice M. to buy embroidery raw material such as thread, fancy cloth, sequins, and pearls of various colors in advance, to have in stock for her embroidery business.
Angel Maria received a loan from Paul to buy agricultural supplies for planting corn and beans, and also to pay laborers.
Saro's Group received a loan from Grand Ave Vet Center to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for their family.
Jorge Luis received a loan from nancy to grow yucca and corn, and to prepare the land, to buy machines, seeds, and fertilizers, and to pay for some workforce.
Amada De Jesus received a loan from 1 team members to buy a new sewing machine for her tailoring business.
Tamanno received a loan from Janice M. to bring a range of summer fabrics to attract more customers to her point.
Fayza received a loan from Janice M. fayza to buy a new line of summer clothing, to increase her sales, to improve her income.
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