As part of my values and belief system, I give back in many ways. Therapy for women is a way that I give back, but another one of those ways is donating to Kiva. Your money not only sustains me, but also helps lend funds to small businesses worldwide in an effort to alleviate poverty. I chose Kiva because, as a small business owner in private counseling, I know what it's like to get off the ground. I often chose to support women who are needing that extra lift to get started or expand. Since 2008, your money has helped support nine different women in eight different countries!
Currently, a portion of my income is being used to support part of a loan for Palo in Samoa.
Here's more about her:
Palo is a 41-year-old married woman with 6 children. She runs a small canteen in her community to earn a living. She has 3 years of experience with this business. Palo is a hard working woman who is well known in her community due to her fresh food and good customer services. Palo needs a loan to buy sandwiches, pies, donuts, snacks, coffee, a large boiler and soft drinks. She plans to use her profits to expand her business and pay for her children's education. Palo has been a member of SPBD since 2016.
While Palo's loan through Kiva has been fully funded, many other women worldwide could use your help. Here's how to get started.
Taumateina in Samoa.
Here's more about her:
Taumateina is 45 years old and married with 7 children. She has a small vegetable garden where she grows cabbages and tomatoes that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 2 years. Taumateina needs a loan to buy insect poison, fertilizer, a new wheelbarrow, a tiller, a rake, new gloves and a watering hose. She has been a member of SPBD since 2014. Taumateina will use the profits from her sales to pay for her family's weekly expenses.
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