Our Seventeenth Kiva Diva: Ingrid in Columbia (August 2015)

August 11, 2015 in by Sue Braiden

Our Seventeenth Kiva Entrepreneur - Ingrid Libertad in Sabaneta, Columbia - August 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 seventeenth “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship!

This month we’re celebrating our seventeenth “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship by helping Ingrid, a 49-year-old widow and mother in Columbia. Ingrid has a dream about rebooting her business in a way that will allow her to share her own designs, and we were excited to have the chance to help her with that adventure!


This month we’re celebrating our seventeenth “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship by helping Ingrid, a widow, age 49, who works selling souvenirs on one of the streets of beautiful Sabaneta, Columbia. She has a child who is an adult now.

Ingrid has always liked to work independently, she likes to manage her time and to run the business according to her own principles and strategies.

She’s no stranger to economic hardship, and has had to let go of projects when a lack of working capital interferes. A friend recognized her talent, and brought her story to Kiva where Ingrid’s economic challenges might be eased, giving us the chance to help Ingrid with a dream.

Ingrid wants to be able to bring her own designs to life, starting with glasses that she wants to imprint with her own creativity. She’d like to purchase a machine to do this with, and hopes with the new product line that it enables she’ll be able to make her dream of having distribution points in all of Antioquía come true.

With our August “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship we’re helping Ingrid get started on that adventure.

She still needs a little more help!

https://www.kiva.org/lend/925132


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 Ingrid (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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