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  • spatz
    spatz Doing 4 cheers 2017-05-23 18:43:43

    Loan Nr 88 Grupo Las Hermanas Panquiney Group from Guatemala


    Marta is a woman who works very hard to get ahead with her family. She says she is very happy for the advances she has made with her previous loan, which allowed her to improve her living conditions and to better serve her clients.
    With the goal of continuing to prosper with her business, she is now requesting a new loan to invest in the purchase of more merchandise for her business where she sells traditional clothing. She sells products such as güipiles, corsets, and skirts.
    Her greatest desire is to improve her family's living conditions.

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    spatz Doing 15 cheers 2017-04-23 11:04:06

    Loan Nr 87 - Rudi from Indonesia


    A loan of $4,000 helps to buy 250 water filters to provide 1250 people with safe drinking water in Indonesia.

    Rudi's story

    Rudi lives in Lepadi village on the island of Sumbawa, a relatively poor island in eastern Indonesia. He is a father of three and is the owner of a building materials store in his home village. Rudi became the head of the village’s municipal organization of sanitation entrepreneurs, which was founded with the help of the NGOs Simawi and Plan International.

    As in any other part of Indonesia, one cannot drink the water from the tap in Sumbawa. Therefore, many households boil their water using ever more expensive LGP or wood. Boiling water is time-consuming, and it is not effective in treating turbid water.

    Nazava water filters turn dirty water into water that is ready to drink without the need for boiling it first. Rudi learned about Nazava water filters at a training session in November, 2016, and he is convinced this is a great solution for the drinking water issues in his area.

    Rudi has applied for a 52,856,250 IDR loan through Kiva's field partner Nazava to buy 250 filters to sell through a network of entrepreneurs within his organization. The products will supply safe drinking water to 1,250 people.

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    spatz Doing 8 cheers 2017-03-19 08:22:14

    Loan Nr 86 - Miguel in Nicaragua


    Miguel is married and has seven children. Miguel now works growing peanuts, raising cattle and pigs and running a small welding workshop.

    The community where Miguel lives has no electric power, and he has to go to a fairly distant area from his home for access to water. He is therefore requesting a loan to buy a water pump for better access to water for his crops, animals, grazing and home use.

    Miguel would be very grateful for the opportunity this loan provides to purchase the water pumping system.

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    fantomenmom Done 1 cheers 2017-03-01 03:20:01

    I've done this!

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  • spatz
    spatz Doing 13 cheers 2017-02-18 20:11:01

    85th loan

    New month, new loan:

    Adela from Nicaragua

    Adlea is a pleasant woman. She lives in the town of Waspam. She is married with five children. The eldest, 16 years old, is in secondary school, and the four younger ones are in primary school. She and her husband work as teachers.

    Because their income would not cover the replacement of the wood in her stilt house, which is somewhat deteriorated, she requests her first loan to improve her home - buying wood and nails, and covering the cost of labor. This would give her a home that is pretty and secure.

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