Got three new KIVA partners last night. I got busy the last few months and have not been on their web site lately. They had 10 pages of people looking for small business loans. Several from the Middle East and a lot from Asia. The news ones that I picked were…
Wassim is a 25-year-old man living in Chhim in Mount Lebanon. He has owned a shop since
2006 where he sells new and used clothes. Wassim wants to buy more clothes in order to increase
his sales and cover most of his clientele’s needs.
Abdallah is a 49-year-old married man with 5 children, living in Maarakeh in southern Lebanon.
He has owned a mini-van taxi since 2001, and he is offering transportation services to neighboring
villages in the Tyr area
Teresa Jesús Palma Vargas is 53 years old, and she belongs to the Banco Comunal Las Emprendadoras.
She lives at Calle Libertad 657 in the Puerto Marítimo de Salaverry in the Trujillo province, departemento de
La Libertad, Perú. She studied nutrition at the Instituto Superior Tecnológico. She married at age 21. She
has four children, he is now separated from her husband. Two of her sons are students and depend on her.
She works in the Municipalidad del Puerto (the municipal governing board for the port), but because she is
a strong woman, she also runs her own business, selling cosmetics from her home.