If you are a regular reader, you might remember Helping fellow man… Kiva and my loan to Shawqat Al Kahwaji, a Palestinian electrician in Gaza.
Recently Shawqat has made two repayments on his loan, and he’s well on his way to having it repaid. Awesome!
While poking around on Kiva, I noticed that there are a bunch of new businesses listed and in need, so I chose a few more to lend to. Here’s what I chose:
- $100 of a $1625 loan to Fana Mihkalova Atansova, a grocer in Sliven, Bulgaria, who will use it to buy a new refrigerator
- $50 of a $800 loan to Mom Prak, a mototaxi driver in Dangkar District, Cambodia, who will use it to convert his mototaxi into a “tuk tuk”, a form of autorickshaw
- $50 of a $650 loan to Kurte Kristof, a musician in Sliven, Bulgaria, who will use it to produce a CD (hopefully I can buy a copy!)
Please join me in saying good luck to these businesses on the other side of the world!