Our commitment

h1 January 21st, 2011

I’m still very active on Kiva, but updating this blog has become more and more difficult. However, this web site will stay up – and I will check in every once in a while!

Oh and… every dollar I make off this site gets donated to Kiva – to make sure they can keep working!

Kiva Credit Now More Volatile

h1 August 31st, 2008

Great news from Kiva. From now on, as soon as they get their money from the loaners — we get it in our Kiva account available to re-lend. Awesome!

This is what they sent us:

We are happy to announce that Kiva will now return repayments to lenders as soon as those repayments are received by Kiva. Because of this change, you’ll be able to re-lend funds right away instead of waiting until the end of the loan term. We hope you enjoy this new feature!

As a result of this change, $59.26 in Kiva Credit has been released to you and is now available for you to use. You can re-lend these funds, donate or withdraw them.

I haven’t been updating enough…

h1 July 29th, 2008

So here’s a quick overview:

  1. I have a new loan to “Luz Janeth Rimarachin Heredia” from Peru.
  2. Betty Gloria Lopez Zavaleta, also from peru has fully repaid — I wish her the best of luck with her business!
  3. Mahsat Juraboeva, Nodira Boimatova and Olivia Teresa Ochavana are close to their final payment with well over 80% repaid each. I can’t wait to reinvest!

Good luck everyone — and keep kiva-ing!

Added two loans!

h1 May 5th, 2008

Yay! New month, two new loans. Decided to pitch in for both Teresa Gonzales Karo & Narcisa Meneses.

Teresa Gonzales Karo Narcisa Meneses

I wish both of them the best of luck with their business!

Repayment notice: Betty Gloria Lopez Zavaleta

h1 March 14th, 2008

The business you have loaned to, run by Betty Gloria Lopez Zavaleta, has made a repayment of $85.00. The total amount repaid is now $85.00. This repayment will be divided amongst all the lenders who helped to fund this business, depending upon the percentage each lender contributed.

Betty Gloria Lopez ZavaletaAnd yet another repayment notice! The amount that was loaned to Betty Gloria Lopez Zavaleta is extremely low ($425.00), and as she’ll be repaying this in just 5 months that pretty much means she’s repayed 20% of her loan already. Keep it up, Betty!

Some background info:

Betty belongs to the group, Women with a Future, based in Jr. 2 de Mayo, in the district of Calleria, in the state of Ucayali. She is 59 years old and has 7 kids; 5 of whom are adults, the other two depend on her. She is married and her husband is a bricklayer. With the first loan that she received from Manuela Ramos she decided to invest in a small sewing workshop.

Repayment notice: Nodira Boimatova

h1 March 14th, 2008

“The business you have loaned to, run by Nodira Boimatova, has made a repayment of $100.00. The total amount repaid is now $100.00. This repayment will be divided amongst all the lenders who helped to fund this business, depending upon the percentage each lender contributed.”

Nodira BoimatovaThe repayment notices are coming in at a quick pace now, which pretty much rocks! Soon — I’ll be able to lend this money out to more entrepreneurs who need a little kickstart!

Some more info on Nodira:

Boimatova Nodira is 37 years old. She is married with three children. To help her husband in supporting the family Nodira runs her own business. She sells jewelry. Nodira has been in this business for more than two years. Initially she started 500.00 US Dollars in working capital. Currently her turnover capital has increased to 3000.00 US Dollars. Nodira requests 2 000.00 Somoni (600.00 US Dollars). She is planning to purchase new items of jewelry like earrings, rings, bracelets, and chains to expand her inventory. This is the Nodira’s first loan and she promises to observe all the procedures concerning the payment of the loan.

Loan Disbursed to Lauristela Espinoza De Pillman

h1 March 7th, 2008

I joined the loan for Lauristela Espinoza De Pillman for $25 quite some time ago — but only today has it been disbursed. Awesome! I love getting these e-mails, as I know someone just got a capital injection, partly thanks to me. :) Lauristela Espinoza De Pillman

Good luck to Lauristela, who runs a little store in the neighborhood of Partido Alta in Tarapoto, San Martin, Peru. She’ll be using the money to buy a second cell phone for her customers to use.

From the Kiva e-mail:

Thank you for your loan. It has been disbursed to Lauristela Espinoza De Pillman by Manuela Ramos / CrediMUJER in Peru. We are excited to watch this business grow. Over the next 6 months, Manuela Ramos / CrediMUJER will be collecting repayments from this entrepreneur and posting progress updates on the Kiva website.

I got my first repayment!

h1 February 24th, 2008

AMADO OCAMPOSThe first loan I joined in on was one for a store owner in Paraguay called Amado Ocampos. Today, I got notice of him repaying the first of 11 installments. I only have $25 invested in this business, but I’m excited to see this first repayment e-mail.

The business you have loaned to, run by Amado Ocampos, has made a repayment of $98.00. The total amount repaid is now $98.00. This repayment will be divided amongst all the lenders who helped to fund this business, depending upon the percentage each lender contributed.

Pretty awesome, right?! Well, I wish Amado Ocampos all the luck in the world, and I’m sure the Kiva-money will help him expand his business. I’ll be keeping all of you posted of how this evolves! :)

Welcome to MyKivas.com!

h1 February 23rd, 2008

Kiva.orgAlright, the website is live! It’s taken me a couple days to actually get this thing up, but now that I have I’m looking forward to starting this blog off!

For more info about what I’m planning to do, make sure to check out my about page.