Monday, February 07, 2011

Kiva Loans

(cross-posted from my Algebra Class Blog)

It took a while because Kiva didn't have very many available loans there for a little bit, but I was finally able to loan out the $300 we raised for Kiva today. I picked 12 different entrepreneurs/groups in Kyrgyzstan and loaned them each $25. They are all women (or the groups include women), as empowering women in underdeveloped countries is one of the best ways to help.

Here are the 12 different loans:
  1. Mairambu Azimbaeva's Group
  2. Bubush Rysmendieva
  3. Gulmayram Sarybaeva
  4. Zoya Estebesova
  5. Gulnur Taylakova
  6. Olmoskan Suerkulova's Group
  7. Gulchahira Rysbaeva
  8. Nazira Karalaeva's Group
  9. Uulkan Ermamat Kyzy's Group
  10. Tilebat Batyrbekova's Group
  11. Jumabubu Orokova's Group
  12. Nurhan Ergeshova's Group
Click through the links to learn more about these folks, and consider contributing on your own to Team Shift Happens (or just to Kiva in general, it doesn't have to be part of a team).

1 comment:

  1. In the fall of 2009 I traveled to Kazakhstan and while there, met some amazing people from Kyrgyzstan, most whom worked for the government or universities at the time. (Those who worked for the government have since lost their jobs in last year's unrest.) That region of the world is in such need with great potential and Kiva is great. I hope your class has a great experience.