Saturday, January 02, 2010

Good News!

Yesterday when I made the Kiva Loan to Doris Yolanda Blanco Huallpa, the amount gathered compared to the full loan needed was at 13% (the loan request was listed on Jan. 1st). Before I went to bed last night, I received the following note from

"Dear Diana Troldahl, This is an update on your loan to Doris Yolanda Blanco Huallpa in Peru. Thanks to you and 37 other Kiva Lenders, the $1,050.00 loan requested by DORIS YOLANDA BLANCO HUALLPA in Peru has been 100% funded. The loan will be used for the purpose of: To buy wool.. Over the months of this loan, Kiva’s Field Partner in Peru, Manuela Ramos / CrediMUJER, will be collecting repayments from this entrepreneur and posting progress updates on the Kiva website."

So 38 people covered that loan, in one day! It feels good to be a small part of something so powerful as changing a life.
Details HERE


Lynx said...

What a great way to start the year! Woot for you and Doris!!

Karen said...

This is absolutely wonderful. I've bookmarked the website. Thanks so much, Diana--and bless you!

AlisonH said...

That is really, really cool.

Leslie said...

So awesome!

Kym said...

Like Margaret Mead famously said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Hip! Hip! Hurray!

Mokihana said...

Absolutely wonderful! What a fantastic new year's present for all concerned!