Jun 06 2012

Kiva project update: request for projects

Hey Cromrades, pay day was this week, so we’ve got a hole burning in our Paypal account. Help me spend our money by going to Kiva.org and picking out your favourite project. We have enough cash this round to fund FOUR¬†projects (owing to loan repayments and a really stellar month of March), so let’s get cracking!

By the way, you can check out our donor page here.

For the month of October, we made $46.38, and loaned $50.
For the month of November, we made $65.81, and loaned $50.
For the month of December, we made $44.76, and loaned $50.
For the month of January, we made $58.59.
For the month of February, we made $57.33 and loaned $125.
For the month of March, we made $78.68.

Total amount loaned so far: $275
Total loan funds repaid: $41.49
Fund balance: $108.64

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  1. 1

    I’m always a fan of the education ones- especially if women/girls will also benefit.


  2. 2
    San Ban

    Ah, but the food production ones (especially livestock) can pay back enough to allow the family to send the kids to school!

  3. 3

    Very true.

    Kiva is fun to look through!

    Do you favor any other particular filters?

  4. 4

    I have a soft spot for women Muslim women. The benefits of financial independence for them (and what it means for their female children) are huge.

    Perhaps http://www.kiva.org/lend/421927

  5. 5

    I know it’s not Kiva, but now seems like as good a time as any to mention these folks to you:


    I just have a bit of a soft spot for them :) They provide secondary school scholarships for girls in Tanzania and Kenya. ‘Extra’ funding (provided by sponsors donating over $500 per year, or by donations less than $500/yr) is used to support local projects “such as the building of hostels, text books for both countries, technical education for girls, Life Skills workshops and Canadian administration expenses. Non-targeted funds are directed to student needs and school expenses in Tanzania and Kenya as they arise.”

    A full scholarship is $500 per year for four years, but of course they’ll accept smaller donations ;)

    Whatever you decide in the end, keep up the good work!

  6. 6

    I like these clothes-making ladies in Sierra Leone:

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