Kiva Lending Team: Something from Kate
We loan because...
we want to provide a hand up rather than a hand out to women around the world.
A chance meeting at a bar in Luang Prabang, Laos, led me to Kiva. I have travelled extensively and wanted to help women to help themselves.
I chose this name for several reasons:
* it reflects the team's aim to support loans for women
* it plays homage to my hometown of Melbourne, where a popular band is called Something for Kate, and
* it's a play on my name.
If you enjoy travelling and want to help women create a better life for themselves, please join!
3 messages. Join the team to get in on the action!
Seynabou's Group received a loan from Kristi to buy sheets and knitted pagnes [bright, colorful fabric].
Famille Kaghoma Group received a loan from Kristi to buy six bales of pagne (colorful African print cloth) in preparation for International Women's Day.$525 to goLend Now
Lesina received a loan from Katie to buy material, fabric paint, stencils, brushes, rollers, wooden carved designs, and a new cutter.
Nelly's Group received a loan from Helen to gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
Costain Group received a loan from Kristi to buy metal sheets in bulk to make pots, pans, dishes, cups and plates.
Mayra Geronima received a loan from Kristi to buy an industrial machine, fabrics, thread, and other products.
Tumaini Group received a loan from Kristi to buy more sets of fabrics, vitenge, textiles, bobbins and materials for making better designs of clothes.
Flores De Chuxtzampalu Group received a loan from Kristi to purchase a larger loom, or telar, to weave her skirts.
Kuña Katupyry Group received a loan from Kristi buy threads and dyes to color the raw material for making hammocks and quilts.
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