Kiva Lending Team: Lady Bird's Garden
We loan because...
Our team's namesake--Lady Bird Shaw, 2001-2011--was a "Black Sex Link" hen. This means she was black with red hackles and breast feathers. Lady Bird loved her home and garden, and enjoyed pecking for worms in the rich loam. Lady Bird lived among an abundantly-growing vegetable garden, grape vine arbor, lots of flowers and flowering plants--everything nice for a hen. When our family was outside, Lady Bird would come near and "talk" to us. .Lady Bird relished her dirt baths. And she had a calm, practical, patient, persistent and friendly demeanor. Her burnished feathers brightly gleamed with red, russet and golden highlights. She laid delicious eggs with light-brown shells. Lady Bird loved to be in her garden and peck for worms and seeds and tasty plants among the foliage, flowers and garden plants. Lady Bird also liked that the water distributor in the coop she shared with her coop-mate was kept full. She would heartily approve of our loans to someone's "garden."
Many areas are in dire need of improved ways to get water and store it, and to distribute the water and utilize it. We loan to those who need better drinking water distribution, water tanks, and irrigation systems. Also, we loan to growers of fruits and vegetables. We help the farmers buy seeds, fertilizers, and the equipment (which can include water tanks and irrigation pipes) to better produce their crops. We also lend other sectors such as Health as Lady Bird was kind and compassionate.
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