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Chum Dun | Kiva Microloans | The Helping Girls


Chum Dun is 55 years old. She has two children and she is married. She lives in Kampong Chnang Province Cambodia. Her business is fish selling.She needs money for more fish,and vegetables to sell everywhere in the village.

Her income is U.S $ 5.00 per day. Her child earns 2.30 U.S $ per day. This is her fourth loan for credit. We chose this girl because we all like fish.We are five girls in our group and we all love sea food like : shrimp, truite, lobsters,(ect).That is why we chose this women.

Entrepreneurs 121 – Kiva – Loans that change lives

Note from Mrs. Theriault

“The Helping Girls” and “Team $25” are the first to invest in Cambodia AND the first to invest in the fishing industry. The Cambodians will be so happy (but the fish not so much!).

Saylamo Hasanova | Kiva Microloans | Kiva Extreme Team

Saylamo Hasanova owns a store. Saylamo Hasanova was requesting this loan in order to increase goods turnover. She lives in Kulob, Tajikistan and is 49 years old , married and has one child to take care of. She has been working in the retail sales field for over 28 years. Retail means there’s stores. Stuff is sold in there. Saylamo has a higher education in the merchandiser specialty. She sells at her own store.

Entrepreneurs 121 – Kiva – Loans that change lives

Note from Mrs. Theriault

This is Entrepreneur 121’s fifth loan to Tajikistan! Teams from former years invested in a clothes store and a taxicab company, as well as a goat farm and a fruit orchard.

Our Kiva Loan #1

Heab Vai | Kiva Microloans | The $25 Team

My friend and I invested in her business because she needs a motorcycle to transport fish to the market. Heab is married and has 2 children.They all live in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. Heab has a home to look after also. She takes care of her children while her husband fishes.

She wants the loan to buy a motorcycle. She wants a motorcycle to transport the fish that her husband caught. Her husband fishes all the times in the great lake of Cambodia. Heab and her family are looking to improve their business.Her husband is an expert at fishing.

 Entrepreneurs 121 – Kiva – Loans that change lives


Message from Mrs. Theriault

Wouldn’t you just love to visit Siem Reap Province? Well, you’re in luck because you can take a virtual field trip to Cambodia by clicking on the link below. Hint – you may need to scroll down the page to the video entitled “Village Life Around Siem Reap”.

Kiva Friends – Neighbourhoods Around The World

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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.