Thursday, January 15, 2009
Kiva - In the Spotlight
Remember our two loan recipients Khady and Paulina? Well, Paulina has made another payment on her loan of $700. She's repaid $200 to date. Paulina's goal was to repay her loan in several installments over 7 months, and she's doing a great job. Hopefully her business is doing very well in Ghana! Khady's goal was to make one lump repayment amount after 6 months. Her payment is due February/March. Hopefully Khady is doing just as well in Senegal. Both of these ladies requested loans to strengthen their businesses to help support their families. I'm honored to do my part in supporting their goals. I'm hoping to support another entrepreneur at the end of this month, I'll keep you posted. Remember, with Kiva, your loan just keeps on giving and giving.
There's a couple of ways you can help support Kiva's mission to change lives. One is to go directly to the Kiva website at www.kiva.org and fund your own micro loan. You can start with as little as $25.00. While you are there, why not join Team Runako, and we can cheer together. The second way to support the Kiva mission is to purchase one of Runako Designs Exclusive "Giving Necklaces" for $44.00, where 20% of sales from every necklace goes towards funding a micro-loan to an entrepreneur in an under developed country, under the name of Team Runako. Once I reach $25.00 in donations, I'll fund another loan...how easy is that? I'm trying to figure out a way to post the names of those who purchase necklaces, either on my website or here on the blog. The necklace comes with its own special card, that explains the pendants on the necklace for you to share the story with your family and friends. I hate to brag, but its even prettier in person. (The Hill Tribe Silver leaf represents the Kiva vision, the green Cubic Zirconia pendant represents money loaned and the green Freshwater Pearl represents good luck for the borrower and the lender).
Proudly unveil your support today with a Giving Necklace by Runako,
P.S. Read more about Kiva, Khady and Paulina in archived blogs "Positive Change in the World"