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Spotlight on new Kiva Loan Recipients

Wow! We just got repaid on some previous loans, so reinvested in new people and projects. It takes a nano-second to do and truly does help other enterprising entrepreneurs in our global community.

Please meet the Amigas de Lucciola from Santa Ana, Ecuador:

In this Group: Luz Aurora, Laura Celeste, Valeria Sabina, Gabriela Del Rocio, Idalis Nereise, Martha Isabel, Magdalena Florentina, Carlos Armando*, Ana Moncerrate, Jose Rigoberto*, Rosa Linda, Mónica Dolores
* not pictured

They want a loan to to purchase feed and medicine for the chickens and pigs. 

Every fifteen days, the members of the “Grupo De Crédito Amigas De Lucciola” [Friends of Lucciola Loan Group] meet in Santa Ana, a city known for its beautiful landscapes and freshwater spas that are frequently visited by the tourists. 

This is a group of people that decided to join together a while ago and form this communal bank, which has served them well because the loans have enabled them to improve their small businesses. They are engaged in diverse activities such as general business, services, and others.

You may read more about them and their group here.

Also, please meet 'The Junk Girls' of the USA (San Luis Obispo, CA) - people much like you and us:

In this Group: Melissa, Jennifer

The Junk Girls was founded in 2009 and born out of a combination of art therapy for Jenny and Melissa’s love for all things handmade. After our 18+ years working in corporate jobs that included Netflix and eBay, our vision is to put our collective skill sets together and do something meaningful that would make a difference for both us and others. We believe that everything has value, no matter how damaged it is, and we enjoy giving new life to things that might otherwise be overlooked or thrown away, which as a metaphor, fits our lives perfectly. 

We are social entrepreneurs who work within the emerging new industrial revolution of Makers/Do-It-Yourself Micro-Manufacturing. Considered innovators by many, we are utilizing our background in art and design to create inventive ways to repurpose what some call junk into beautiful art, jewelry and home décor products, while enabling ourselves and others to heal during and by this process. ...more

Two Loans $25 each, plus a few fees = $57. Tiny steps for us and them......

Empower others with just $25 on Kiva.org


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