Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The First #CurvaLishGives with Kiva

#CurvaLishGives I am so excited to tell you that I've made the first Curva-Lish microloan through the Kiva giving platform whose goal is to eradicate global poverty through economic empowerment! Anytime you shop (with one of our links to Curva-Lish partners such as

* food52 
* Target 
* Rent the Runway, etc OR 

on our "Shop & Give Grace" page), a portion of earned commissions will be donated to the Curva-Lish Kiva Team. Micro loans only start at $25 and team giving will target requests that directly or indirectly support women and girls. You can also directly join the Curva-Lish Kiva Team...just click on link in profile and go to "Shop & Give Grace" page. There's a direct link to the Curva-Lish Kiva Team page.

The first Curva-Lish micro loan was to Theopista (her hand is raised in picture), a 57-year-old widow with six children, living in Fort Portal, Uganda. She owns two businesses; selling fresh food and a retail shop.

Fifteen years ago, after losing her dear husband, she realized it was time to stop being a traditional house wife and begin to support her children. That is when she ventured into the above businesses.

She is proud that with the proceeds she has been able to pay school fees for her children and renovate her house. Bad debtors and inadequate capital to meet the high demand, are her major challenges. Her dream is to own a wholesale shop.
Her loan is administered through a partner of Catholic Relief Services.

Join me! 

Disclaimer: Kiva is a giving loan platform that filters requests. However, like all loans, you could lose your principal. Participate at your own risk.

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