Our Twenty-first Kiva Diva: Karen in Bolivia (November 2015)

Our Twenty-First Kiva Entrepreneur - Karen in Bolivia - November 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 twenty-first “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship!

Karen is our November “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva entrepreneur. We’re helping her with her internet & game café in Bolivia, because gaming is an empowering springboard for big girls too! (More on the truth of this on the Estrogen Army blog soon…)


Karen is our November “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva entrepreneur. We’re helping her with her internet & game café in Bolivia, because gaming is an empowering springboard for big girls too! (More on the truth of this on the Estrogen Army blog soon…)

Karen is 19 years old, and lives with her husband, her seven-month-old son and her parents in La Paz, Bolivia.

She is a smart, joyful, and enterprising woman, and runs an internet café, where she offers internet and online-gaming services. The business is located in San Antonio, an area located far from the city.

She says “although the business is not what it used to be, there is a market for adults who use smartphones and tablets; those are my clients.” While she has a steady client base, she does not have a printer or desktop computers. She wants to buy two computers and a multi-function printer.

She dreams of having her own house, and improving her living conditions.

With our November “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship we’re helping Karen get started on that adventure!


She still needs a little more help!

https://www.kiva.org/lend/971025


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 Karen (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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