Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Social Justice presentation on KIVA loans several weeks ago prompted action in St. Paul Parish. Through generous donations from our parish and in conjunction with other KIVA investors two loans have been fully funded. One loan was made to a 51-year old woman named Teriz in Lebanon to buy new seeds to increase the quantity and variety of her vegetables. She has very good land for planting and hopes to export her products to nearby countries in the future. The other loan was made to a 53-year[-old woman in Uganda who will use the loan to rehabilitate her tea plantation that provides fresh tea leaves for her to sell to Kayonza Tea Factory. KiVA loans provide working people from many countries a means to improve their businesses in order to make a better living for their families.