Our Fifteenth Kiva Diva: Astajona in Uganda (June 2015)

June 7, 2015 in by Sue Braiden

Our Fifteenth Kiva Entrepreneur - Astajona in Uganda - June 2015

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 fifteenth “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship!

Believe it or not, there actually IS something better than chocolate! Investing in a cocoa farmer 🙂 We’re helping Astajona, a cocoa farmer and widow with 2 children in Uganda, with our June “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship.


Believe it or not, there actually IS something better than chocolate! Investing in a cocoa farmer 🙂 This month we’re celebrating our fifteenth “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship by helping Astajona, a cocoa farmer and widow with 2 children in Uganda.

Astajona is a widow with two children both attending school in Bundibugyo-Uganda. She is a cocoa trader, buying cocoa to sell. She started her business as a way of taking care of her family needs, and gets additional income from her cocoa gardens.

With our June “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship we’re helping Astajona buy cocoa beans to sell to raise school fees for her children. Her dream is to expand her cocoa business into new markets so that she can educate her children right through to university, and to build a good house for them.

She still needs a little more help!

http://www.kiva.org/lend/896756


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 Astajona (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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