That's why I decided to make a $25 loan to Ana Ofelia, a 23 year old woman from Guatemala. She is a weaver and she also owns her own general store. She's looking for loans to buy more products that she can sell. Someday, she would like to open her own grocery business! She is currently halfway to her goal.
Through Kiva, small loans can be made to men and women across the world. I chose to donate to a woman after reading about the positive impact that women are having in the fight against poverty. I also chose to donate to someone who lives in Guatemala because I will be traveling there in two weeks to volunteer! The best part of Kiva is that the loans you make are repaid, and the money you are repaid can be used to make more loans! Awesome, right? So get loaning!