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!
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Shirley received a loan from Kristi to buy merchandise in bulk, such as thread, lamb, and sheepskin.
Mariam received a loan from Kristi to buy 20 bales of weaving yarn and dye to build savings and take care of her family.
Pheng received a loan from Helen to purchase seeds, fertilizer and other equipment for her rubber trees.
Dmitri received a loan from Kristi for the construction of the well in the yard for irrigating the land.
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