Kiva is a crowd-funding site supporting entrepreneurs in developing countries. Through the Estrogen Army project we will be investing in women who would otherwise have a difficult time accessing traditional loans to fund their own adventures.
Today we celebrate our second “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” loan, investing in Kiva entrepreneur, Diloramhan, a 67 year old widow in Aravan village, Kyrgyzstan.
This month we are investing in “Diloramhan”.
Diloramhan is 67 years old, a widow. She struggled for a long time to get over the death of her husband, but with five children to raise, she worked to build a business around milk cows and a few small crops. She has been raising cattle for more than 30 years, and currently has 5 milk cows on her farm. She also has a 0.38 hectare plot of land on which she primarily grows potatoes and corn.
Today we are helping her buy more cows to raise and breed, expanding her business so that she can build a new house and improve her living standards.
She still needs a little more help: http://kiva.org/lend/693596
Want to help us create a little more uplift for women?
We welcome you to join our lending team at Kiva …
If you’d like to assist Diloramhan (or another hard working Kiva entrepreneur) and have your loan counted as part of our “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva lending team, you can indicate that at the time of your loan, or can even set us as your default lending team here:
When you click the link you will see “Lending Teams I Belong To” part way down, and a pull-down menu below that allowing you to set your preferred team.
If you’re not a Kiva lender yet, you can invest in entrepreneurs in developing countries for as little as $25. Click the link below for an invitation:
Thanks a bunch for giving us a hand in giving others a hand up!