Kiva Lending: Supporting Entrepreneurs

Here and at, I’ve been supporting lending to individuals involved in coffee through Kiva. Today I received a timely newsletter that reminded me I had extra credit to lend, so I chose to lend to this lady and her friend/partner in coffee (even though I was only backfilling the loan). It’s nice to be able to express… Read More »

Kiva Supporter: Give Entrepreneurs a Chance

I’ve been a small time supporter of Kiva for a while, and recently I’ve been focusing on those entrepreneurs who grow coffee for us or those in the coffee business. But just supported a new borrower who’s growing coffee in Honduras, one of my favorite coffee origins. See the jpeg for more information. Take a look for yourself.

Kiva Update: Efrain Montuffar Olguin

Kiva has been providing loans to those in need in the developing world. The loans are a way of helping entrepreneurs find funding for projects in the absence of actual bank lending. Kiva provides a means by which people like you or me can put up the capital (albeit small amounts), pool the capital together and lend it… Read More »

Kiva Loan #2: update – Loan Disbursement

As many of you know, I’ve been supporting Kiva for quite a while, though my total sponsored is still not great! Anyway, my second borrower has been fortunate enough to find that his request for a loan has been disbursed! I just received notification today. So I would like to congratulate him, and hope that one day his… Read More » My second borrower!

As some of you know, I’ve been a member of for quite a while, but I haven’t been very active. I’m only on my second loan, but I’d like to share a little bit about him here, and post information on this wonderful website/service. My first borrower paid off his loan early. Here’s a little about the… Read More »

Kiva Client: Leonard Joseph

Have you ever heard of microlending? I was a proud member of the group of lenders who, thanks to, lent a larger sum of money to this hardworking businessman called Leonard Joseph. Mr. Joseph operates a fruit and vegetable stall in Tanzania. His industry has been amazing. Through, he borrowed about $950 for working capital to… Read More »