Kiva

I have just become a small business lender. I have made a loan of $25 through Kiva to Clarial Peralta Campo who is a small business woman in Nicaragua. She needs cash to buy more stock for her shoe stall in a market in the city of Chinandega. 

Now, I love shoes, so it seemed a good fit.  And making a loan of $25 is something I can afford to do, even though cash is a little bit tight right now.  Clarial has requested a total loan of $525 and she’s got $225 so far. Now, I’m not sure if anyone reads this apart from one person, but if you do read, go to her page on the Kiva site and maybe chuck in $25. It’s such a good idea and allows people who wouldn’t get access through mainstream lending a chance to get a leg up. 

Look at that – two “feel good” posts in one day.

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