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Kiva Microloans | Entrepreneurs 121 | Index

First we belonged to families

– then hamlets – then villages – then cities – then countries

now we are citizens of the world!


Active Loans – 2010




Entrepreneurs 121 – One of the places where we “do good”


Juan Antoni Martinez Corea | Kiva Microloans | Team Go Kiva!

Why did we choose Juan?

We chose Juan because he sells rice, sugar, oil, beans, toilet paper and soft drinks. Food and water is important to us.

Also, it  is interesting because his business is in his house. He lives in Nicaragua. Nicaragua is in South America.

They have 5 stars in field partner risk rating. Juan’s loan request was $300.

Entrepreneurs 121 – Kiva – Loans that change lives

Message from Mrs. Theriault

Last year one of the Grade 6 teams  invested in the Nicaraguan entrepreneur – Mr. Salgado – who deals in scrap metal. He was transporting his metal in a horse and cart. The Kiva loan enabled him to buy a bigger truck and the good news is that he has already paid back  his loan! Kiva, Nicaragua, scrap metal dealer

And another of last year`s teams invested in the furniture making business of a Mr. Flores. He bought an electric sander and he has also paid back his loan.

That means we`ve had three Nicaraguan loans in our portfolio – two that have been paid back and one that is still active.  None of the Nicaraguan loans has defaulted.

Mrs. Thy Thuch – Village Bank Group | Kiva Microloans

Mrs.Thy Thuch lives in Tnaot Nhi which is a village in Cambodia. Mrs.Thy Thuch and the village bank group own a farming company that provides food to the village. Mrs.Thy Thuch is 52 years old and she is a village bank president. There are 16 members in their group. She is a widow with 4 children. Mrs.Thy Thuch will use the loan to support her farm. We picked her because the loan will help her family and many other people. The peoples’ names in this group are: Mrs.Thy Thuch, Touch Soth, Ry Poak, Mai Phatt, Pha Vat, Chreod Bo, Sok Im Saren Yoeun, Khom Dang, Srey Leak Saroen, Sokha Ton, Lee Kem, Rem Pat,Chen Sroul, Vorn Torn, Kiam Torn. The loan request was $2,525.

Entrepreneurs 121 – Kiva – Loans that change lives


Message from Mrs. Theriault

Here`s a video from some Cambodian students who go to Hope School. do you recognize anything of what they`re doing?

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