Monday, February 7, 2011

Kiva Loans

It took a while because Kiva didn't have very many available loans there for a little bit, but I was finally able to loan out the $300 we raised for Kiva today. I picked 12 different entrepreneurs/groups in Kyrgyzstan and loaned them each $25. They are all women (or the groups include women), as empowering women in underdeveloped countries is one of the best ways to help.

Here are the 12 different loans:
  1. Mairambu Azimbaeva's Group
  2. Bubush Rysmendieva
  3. Gulmayram Sarybaeva
  4. Zoya Estebesova
  5. Gulnur Taylakova
  6. Olmoskan Suerkulova's Group
  7. Gulchahira Rysbaeva
  8. Nazira Karalaeva's Group
  9. Uulkan Ermamat Kyzy's Group
  10. Tilebat Batyrbekova's Group
  11. Jumabubu Orokova's Group
  12. Nurhan Ergeshova's Group
Click through the links to learn more about these folks, and consider contributing on your own to Team Shift Happens (or just to Kiva in general, it doesn't have to be part of a team).

1 comment:

  1. That's wonderful, and a great lesson for students. The beautiful thing about Kiva is that your $300 can be loaned again and again, helping countless others. I've been involved with Kiva for a little over 2 years now on a personal level, and my $250 has funded 41 loans in that time!
    I always get excited around Christmas time, since that's when it seems they "run out" of loan requests, and you can even watch them disappear in real time as they are posted and funded almost immediately.
    Your students will understand the power of a small donation as well as the incredible gratitude of people who live in places we don't even dare to imagine.
    Inspiring :)