Our Twenty-second Kiva Diva: Edith Beatriz in Bolivia (January 2016)

Our Twenty-Second Kiva Entrepreneur - Edith Beatriz in Bolivia - January 2016

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-second “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship!

Edith Beatriz is our January “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva entrepreneur. This 60-year-old retired teacher from Tarija, Bolivia has a dream, and we’re helping her make it happen! Ever since she was very young she has wanted to have her own macrame weaving shop. She has the training, but the equipment is very expensive. We want to help put it within reach.


Edith Beatriz is our January “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva entrepreneur. This 60-year-old retired teacher from Tarija, Bolivia has a dream, and we’re helping her make it happen! Ever since she was very young she has wanted to have her own macrame weaving shop. She has the training, but the equipment is very expensive. We want to help put it within reach.

Edith is an enterprising woman. She has four professional daughters, who are not dependent upon her. Edith retired from teaching over three years ago.

She currently has a bookstore. She has good prospects because getting ahead is what motivates her the most, and she has several goals to achieve.

Now she wants to open a shop for macrame weaving. This is a dream she has had since she was very young. She has the requisite training for this type of weaving, but will need to buy machinery and special equipment to make her products. Edith needs working capital to help her bring her dream to life, and to have greater financial stability.

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


Edith still needs help help closing the gap …

https://www.kiva.org/lend/1002298


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 Edith (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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