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Author Topic: The Work of Kiva's Entrepreneurs; How Wondrous Is the Variety  (Read 184251 times)
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« Reply To This #780 on: December 18, 2011, 03:10:03 PM »

http://www.kiva.org/lend/372007

Judith Inoc  -- To Buy More Starfish Ė Philippines

Hard not to think of the parable when you look at that picture. These, apparently, were the ones that didnít get away.
Wonder if starfish can be used to feed people or if people just buy them for their beauty.
Maybe Iíll look it up.

A few minutes laterÖ..

Have I mentioned lately what a miracle the Internet is?

http://www.whateats.com/what-eats-a-starfish
http://echinoblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/people-eating-starfish.html
http://www.getahugetank.com/marine-invert-starfish-c-43_180.html


On the other hand, the miracle that the Internet is doesnít come even close to the miracle that nature is, (see pics, below), but arenít we lucky that we can have both?


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« Reply To This #781 on: January 02, 2012, 03:07:57 PM »

Kafa (Jordan)

Kafa is a 36-year-old married woman from Al Aqaba, Jordan. She is the mother of three children.

Kafa does Henna, traditional tattoos made with a plant called henna and used mostly at parties and for brides.

Kafa is requesting a loan of 500 JOD to purchase henna and some other materials needed.

Kafa is looking to to expand her project by opening a shop for her business so that she can improve her family's life conditions.
http://www.kiva.org/lend/377352
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« Reply To This #782 on: January 02, 2012, 04:05:07 PM »

Sad about those starfish. Done in by their own beauty.
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« Reply To This #783 on: January 28, 2012, 01:01:38 PM »

This has got to be a most creative use of porta-potties! (What else could they be?)



http://www.kiva.org/lend/378831
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« Reply To This #784 on: February 10, 2012, 06:27:22 PM »

Gumercinda Igot



This time Gumercinda is applying for a loan of Php 45,000 to fund her shell-crafting business. The shell craft enterprise that she previously funded through NWTF and KIVA continues to provide her and her family with income that is improving their living conditions.
http://www.kiva.org/lend/390379
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« Reply To This #785 on: February 10, 2012, 09:58:46 PM »


Daniel provides artificial insemination services to farmers in his area. He has been in the business for the past four years. He gets a monthly income of KES 25,000 from the business.

This is his first loan with KADET LTD. He will use the whole amount to purchase more tubes for use in his business. His dream is to invest in rental houses.

http://www.kiva.org/lend/385773
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« Reply To This #786 on: February 11, 2012, 05:13:39 PM »

This lady makes pet collars and clothes(as well as other pet supplies). Nice photo of them.
http://www.kiva.org/lend/386383


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« Reply To This #787 on: February 15, 2012, 07:54:14 AM »


http://www.kiva.org/lend/390680

Single mother in Peru who works as a children's entertainer.  Apparently her 4-year-old son works alongside her dressed as a clown.
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« Reply To This #788 on: February 25, 2012, 04:26:16 PM »

The borrower is a Lebanese married woman in her 30's. She lives with her husband and three children who are still attending school. She and her husband are joining forces to be able to pay their children’s educational fees. Her husband is working as a taxi driver and has been for four years. As for his wife, she has owned a beauty salon since 2008, where she also makes body tattoos.
http://www.kiva.org/lend/396358
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« Reply To This #789 on: February 28, 2012, 08:37:47 PM »


This client of Edpyme Alternativa is in his early 20's, single and has no children. At this time he lives in the house of his parents, whom he supports economically.

His business is renting clothing for dances everywhere in the zone where he lives.  He has set up a space in his house to exhibit his costumes, which he makes himself and which represent the culture of the inhabitants of this region. Among the costumes that he rents, he has, for example, skirts for the marinera dance, blouses, caps, sombreros, knitted caps, and cloaks, among other items, which he rents according to the season or the educational institution.
http://www.kiva.org/lend/394389
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