Our Seventh Kiva Diva: Sandra in Haiti (October 2014)

Our Seventh Kiva Diva - Sandra in Haiti - October 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 seventh “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship!

We’re helping Sandra rebuild her workshop in Delmas 64, Haiti with our October “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship. Her entire shop was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. Sandra has been making and selling different kinds of scarves and sarongs since 1980, and now she is looking for funds to build a production workshop and a storefront in the space she has now.


This month we’re celebrating our seventh “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship by helping a woman with a real entrepreurial spirit rebuild her dream after her shop was completely destroyed by the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.

Sandra has been making and selling different kinds of scarves and sarongs since 1980. She has two big shops in Grenada and in the States. Thanks to a previous Kiva loan she was able to re-launch after the quake by buying paint and textile fabrics directly from China. She successfully repaid the loan within a year.

Now she is looking for funds to build a production workshop and a storefront in her current space. The money will help her buying wood, corrugated metal sheets and iron bars for the workshop. A slight improvement is also needed in the stock room as well. This is where we are able to help a little today with our “Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship.

She still needs a little more help!

http://www.kiva.org/lend/771997


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 Sandra (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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