For Christmas I received the coolest gift from my friend Merrilee.
It was a gift card to Kiva. Have you heard of Kiva?
This organization provides micro loans to help people all over the world escape poverty.
This is Mwatanu she is from Tanzania.
She wants funds to buy hair extensions to sell in her beauty salon.
She also wants to buy shoes and clothes to sell in her shop.
Hello, this is right up my alley as a former hair stylist. Plus the shoes are a delightful bonus.
Mwatanu is married with 5 children. She works 12 hour days, 7 days a week.
I think she is amazing and wish I could meet her.
Her loan is fully funded now.
When the loan is repaid I will be able to reinvest in another person.