Saturday, January 02, 2010
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 Kiva.org:
"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.