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Helping Jennifer Grow Gardens in Honour of My Mum’s 76th Birthday through our 27th Kiva Loan

June 18, 2016 in by Sue Braiden

Our Twenty-Seventh Kiva Entrepreneur - Jennifer in California - June 2016

Today would have been my mother’s 76th birthday. She was the original “Adventure Diva” and the inspiration behind the “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” project. She loved to garden. When we celebrated her life on the day of her funeral, we gave the friends and family who joined us baskets of “Forget-Me-Not” seeds to plant in her honour. My mum was also an entrepreneur who ran her own business, and she loved to give back to her community. That’s why I knew that Jennifer was the right Kiva entrepreneur to invest in today with our twenty-seventh “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship.

Our Twenty-fifth Kiva Diva: Sarjita in Pakistan (April 2016)

April 30, 2016 in by Sue Braiden

Our Twenty-Fifth Kiva Entrepreneur - Sarjita in Pakistan - April 2016

Sajida is our April “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva entrepreneur. This is a particularly special investment. We tend to fund female entrepreneurs who are working to lift themselves out of poverty in developing countries where it is very difficult to access traditional forms of funding. This time we had an opportunity to help a woman who has been helping ensure that many others will have that same opportunity. Sajida runs a school to try to change the fate of children from low-income families living in Pakistan’s urban slums. More than 41% of her 261 students are females, an unprecedented number in an area where being a woman can mean education is denied. We’re helping Sajida expand and equip her school to make it a more inclusive and comfortable environment. She hopes to create a nurturing atmosphere to encourage even more students to attend.

Our Twenty-fourth Kiva Diva: Rita in Bolivia (March 2016)

March 28, 2016 in by Sue Braiden

Our Twenty-Fourth Kiva Entrepreneur - Rita in Bolivia - March 2016

Rita is our March “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva entrepreneur. This 51-year-old mother of 2 lives in Tarija, Bolivia, and has been making costume jewelry for a year now. She dreams of opening her own shop, and we’re helping her make it happen!

Our Twenty-third Kiva Diva: Natividad in Bolivia (February 2016)

February 29, 2016 in by Sue Braiden

Our Twenty-Third Kiva Entrepreneur - Navtividad in Bolivia - February 2016

Natividad is our February “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva entrepreneur. This 63-year-old widow and mother of 4 children lives in La Paz, Bolivia, and is rebooting her life after cataract surgery. She lives near a school and wants to open an internet centre at her house to make it available, and we’re helping her make it happen! Natividad still needs help help closing the gap …

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

January 18, 2016 in by Sue Braiden

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 still needs help help closing the gap …

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

November 19, 2015 in by Sue Braiden

Our Twenty-First Kiva Entrepreneur - Karen in Bolivia - November 2015

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…)

Our Twentieth Kiva Diva: Siliviah in Kenya (October 2015)

October 23, 2015 in by Sue Braiden

Our Twentieth Kiva Entrepreneur - Siliviah in Kitale, Kenya - October 201

This month we celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada so we’re sponsoring a second Kiva entrepreneur. Our “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” team is helping Siliviah put food on her own family’s table by expanding her dairy operation in Kitale, Kenya. Read on to learn how you can help …

Our Nineteenth Kiva Diva: Yolanda in Ecuador (October 2015)

in by Sue Braiden

Our Nineteenth Kiva Entrepreneur - Yolanda Del Carmen in Santo Domingo, Ecuador - October 2015

Yolanda is our October “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva entrepreneur. She’s 53 years old, and we’re helping her make a dream come true. She wants to open her own restaurant, and she still needs a little help.

Our Eighteenth Kiva Diva: The Mothers of Chandika, Nepal (September 2015)

September 29, 2015 in by Sue Braiden

Our Eighteenth Kiva Entrepreneur - The Mothers of Chandika, Nepal - September 2015

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! Read on to learn more about how you can too …

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

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! Read on to learn more about how you can too …

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