Empower artists, writers, and readers around the world with KIVA!

Something I just thought of. If I can remember to do this maybe once every couple weeks, and keep it up, it might be a cool project also.

I’m sure some of you have heard of Kiva an innovative NGO that lets you help microfinance up-and-coming entrepreneurs all throughout the world. Many of these people live in developing countries or very remote, rural areas. They need all the help they can get, and are very appreciative. For more info on Kiva in general, just check out their site!

Some of the entrepreneurs on Kiva–a small amount, I admit–are working very hard to start business in the arts & crafts, or education and literacy related areas.

Apollo Benjamin Gahwera is a photographer in Uganda. He would like a loan to buy materials for his studio.

Sra. Vilma from Peru has a business making homemade arts & crafts–“trinkets”–and with a loan, she can invest in more supplies.

This group of women from Paraguay includes an art vendor.

William from Katy, Texas is an experienced videographer who has also worked in the Houston Independent School District! Click the link to find out how to contribute to William’s business.

Hasan from Lebanon makes a living as a driver for tourists and students. He is 43 years old and married with 4 children.

Shijirbaatar Battulga lives in Mongolia and runs an Internet Cafe.

Nicholas Macharia Mugo from Kenya needs loans for his printing business!

This is just a small selection of some very hardworking, deserving people in this world who are trying to use art, education, and literacy to improve their lives and their communities. Through Kiva loans, you can support artists, business, education and economic growth around the world!

I’ll post more businesses requesting loans as I find them.

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One response to “Empower artists, writers, and readers around the world with KIVA!

  1. Kristine Romero

    Lauren, this is so great. I’m really glad professor Bockman introduced Kiva to the entire class. We should go in on a few of these together. Bottom line – way to empower entrepreneurs.

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