Yay!! We did it! Through personal team donations, we were able to loan to our first business on Kiva!
We chose a woman in Peru named Melita. She sells clothing to support herself and her children. Here's just a little bit about her:
"Melita belongs to the communal Bank "El Arenal". She is 52 years old, separated from her husband, had 3 children but one died so now she has 2.
Melita continues selling clothing which she buys in Lima. Then she travels by river to sell her merchandise or she doesn't sell, she trades for other products. She is very pleased with how her business is going.
Everyday for Melita is a challenge. Therefore she is very happy for the oppurtunity that Manuela Ramos provides her to receive a loan to invest in her business."
Sharing hearts and hands. From our hands we give to Melita with our hearts!
Keep reading to see how you can help the FDL Team to continue to support other small businesses!
Check out our team on Kiva at: http://kiva.org/lender/fdlteam9642