Kiva Lending Team: Tollefson Pirates of the Saskatchewan
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We loan because of wanting to do something about the unequal distribution of wealth and resources in our world. Loaning to entrepreneurs is an effective way of helping people and developing local economies. We are pleased to be able to do that. Because of Terry Tollefson's interests we suggest loans supporting farming and education, although we welcome all loans.
Our team honours the memory of Professor Terry Tollefson who taught Soil Science in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan. Terry was an excellent teacher, a dear colleague, friend, and dedicated family man. He was a successful farmer who applied what he taught to conservation farming in the semi-arid prairies of Saskatchewan. Many students from Saskatchewan and from distant lands became his good friends, experiencing Terry's consistent support and interest in their life's journey.
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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Kamila received a loan from Diaz to buy a dairy cow in order to increase the sales of organic milk to a local factory.
Theogene received a loan from Darwin to increase the profits of his restaurant by buying more cassava, bananas and beans.
Jane received a loan from Soil Science Graduate Students to buy more farm inputs such as pesticides to boost her business.
Tojiniso received a loan from Soil Science Graduate Students to purchase wheat seeds and mineral fertilizers.
Albina received a loan from Soil Science Graduate Students to buy purebred cattle to increase her income from cattle breeding.
Prabhati received a loan from Thomas to expand her weaving business by purchasing raw thread and selling saree.
Ruzanna received a loan from Thomas to get materials (paint) for making souvenirs, and renovate their family car for delivery purposes so that she earns money and supports the family's living.
Toalua received a loan from Thomas to buy material, fabric paint, stencils, brushes, rollers, wooden carved designs, and a new cutter.
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