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 thirteenth “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship!
We’re helping Sukartini, an artisan from Indonesia who specializes in handcrafted jewelry, invest in a bulk purchase of silver and gemstones, as well as to hire additional artisans for her workshop with our May “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship.
We’re celebrating our fourteenth “Adventures with the Estrogen Army” Kiva sponsorship a little early, sneaking our May sponsorship in now in order to accommodate something a little different. I’ve enjoyed being able to support independent artists through the National Geographic backed “NOVICA” web site for a number of years, and with their recent partnership with Kiva, I thought it would be fun to back the dreams of women artists this way.
So for May, we’re helping Sukartini, an artisan from Indonesia who specializes in handcrafted jewelry, invest in a bulk purchase of silver and gemstones, as well as to hire additional artisans for her workshop. This was exciting because Sukartini is doing something that has long been on my own bucket list, so to be able to invest in her work feels great!
You can see and purchase Sukartini’s jewelry here:
Sukartini still needs a little more 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 Sukartini (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!