Our Fourth Kiva Diva: Arafa in Kenya (July 2014)

Our Fourth Kiva Diva - Arafa in Kenya - July 2014

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 fourth “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship!

Arafa is a widow in Kisauni, Kenya, living with her four children in a house with no electricity or piped water.

This month we’re helping “Arafa”, a widow in Kisauni, Kenya, purchase a water tank and install a water tap for her business. Our fourth loan will also help Arafa and her four children, who live in a house with no electricity or piped water.

Arafa has operated a business selling fresh water for the past five years, selling from home to her neighbours. She faces a major challenge of seasonality, especially during the rainy season when business is slow.

She dreams of expanding her business and establishing another business in the near future.

She still needs a little help!


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 Arafa (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:


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:


Thanks a bunch for giving us a hand in giving others a hand up!





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