Kiva Divas: Giving Sister Adventure Divas a Hand Up
"Adventures with the Estrogen Army" is a project for and by ordinary women who want to create extraordinary adventures. In doing so we are committed to giving a hand up to our sister adventure divas around the world who are working to lift themselves up out of poverty and violence. "Kiva" is one of the ways we choose to do this and to give back.
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.
We loan because we want to give people a chance to become self-sufficient and live an honourable life. We believe that a hand up is better than a handout and that it needs to be both transparent and accountable. We believe that planting many seeds of uplift in small and meaningful ways helps people become self-sustaining and strengthens both the economic and social fabric of communities. Micro-lending is the most direct and personal form of uplift and has the capacity for constant renewal.
In relaunching the "Adventures with the Estrogen Army" project, we're bringing back the "Kiva Divas" project again. We'll be sharing our first sister Adventure Diva for 2020 here soon! You can take a peek at some of the women we walked alongside prior to 2016 below.
Here are the women we've invested in so far …
Field Notes …
Here are some of the terrific things you helped make possible for our Kiva Divas!
Want to help us create a little more uplift for women?
We welcome you to join our lending team at Kiva.
If you'd like to assist other hard-working Kiva entrepreneurs 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. 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 here for an invitation.
Thanks a bunch for giving us a hand in giving others a hand up!