My Kiva loan for July and August went to Ayad in Yemen. Ayad is requesting a loan to pay for construction supplies like wood and cement to improve her home and business.
I really wish that I could have visited Yemen while I lived so nearby. My favorite colleague at school was Yemeni and she enthusiastically invited me to join her and her family there for a month. I think we both knew that was never going to happen. The first issue would be the visa, the second issue my mother, and the third Al Qaeda. Not a good idea. I’ll have to settle for micro-lending.
Also, Kiva is offering free trials again! If you’ve ever been curious about micro-lending, now is the time to try it out FOR FREE!
Right now about half of all my loans have been repaid, and a few more are getting close. I’m very impressed!