Our Sixth Kiva Diva: Francisca in Kenya (September 2014)

September 30, 2014 in by Sue Braiden

Our Sixth Kiva Diva - Francisca in Kenya - September 2014

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’re celebrating our sixth “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship!

Francisca operates a rental housing business and town dwellers are her customers. She dreams of establishing a boutique some day, and I hope we can help her with that too!


This month we’re celebrating our sixth “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship by helping a mom with 4 children renovate her home in Tiribe, Kenya.

Francisca is a married woman with four children, all of whom still attend school and are still under her care. They live in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees for the children.

Francisca operates a rental housing business and town dwellers are her customers. She dreams of establishing a boutique some day, and I hope we can help her with that too!

Today we’re helping her purchase cement, iron sheets, paint and building blocks to renovate her house. She still needs a little more help!

http://www.kiva.org/lend/762940


Want to help us create a little more uplift for women?

We welcome you to join our lending team at Kiva …

http://kiva.org/invitedto/estrogenarmy/by/estrogenarmy

If you’d like to assist Francisca (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:

http://kiva.org/teams/my-teams

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:

http://kiva.org/invitedto/estrogenarmy/by/estrogenarmy

Thanks a bunch for giving us a hand in giving others a hand up!

Namaste,

 

Sue

 

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