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October’s Kiva Mama

MELJABETH FAUSTINA LAZO COSMEMejalbeth Faustina Lazo Cosme makes custom furniture in Huancayo, Peru. She is the mother of three small children, and needed a small loan to buy new tools and refurbish her workshop.

Happy to support her creative and entrepreneurial efforts!

Visit to make your own loan, or check out my Kiva Profile if you’d like to see the other loans I’ve made on behalf of

Have a blessed day!

October 13, 2007 at 12:19 pm Leave a comment

September’s Kiva Mama

I really love the concept of micro-lending. It allows me to help a fellow entrepreneur support her business and her family at a level that matches my ability to give. My first loan was to Teresa Quispe in Bolivia in August. It was so easy, thanks to, that I intend to make it a monthly habit.

So, September’s loan is to Haidarova Hosiat in Gafurov, Khujand in Tajikistan. She is a widow and a mother of 5 children. Here she is at her booth, where she sells clothes and shoes. She asked for a loan to purchase a new selection of winter clothes for the changing season.

You can view more details about the loans I’ve made on my Kiva profile.

Do good, feel good!

September 12, 2007 at 8:33 pm Leave a comment

Teresa Quispe - BoliviaI wanted to let you all know about a cool non-profit that is doing great things: is a non-profit that allows you to make a small 0% loan to low income entrepreneurs in the developing world (microfinance). Individuals like you can help provide affordable working capital for the poor — money to buy a sewing machine, livestock, etc. — and empower them to earn their way out of poverty.

My first loan is to Teresa Quispe in Bolivia. She needs the money for wool so she can continue to make her sweaters and support her children and grandchildren.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to spread the word!

August 14, 2007 at 11:10 am 2 comments

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