Since starting a lender team for EVOKE agents
on microloan web site Kiva
, I've been quite busy researching into the microloan project. If you are interested in microloans and/or already a member of Kiva, hopefully the following information will be of interest to you.
About Our Team
So far we have five members of our lender team at Kiva and I would like to thank everyone who has signed up as a team member. I really hope that together we can make some real change by investing into developing economies.
If you make a loan on Kiva, please make sure to select 'Urgent EVOKE' as the team you wish your loan to count towards! Please also blog your loan on Urgent EVOKE to spread the word. If you would like to, use the tag "EVOKE@Kiva".
The first loans from our team have already been made on Kiva!
I chose Edward B. Sesay's Group
in Makeni, Sierra Leone.
Mr. Sesay is the spokesperson of a group of teachers at a primary school in Mabonkani village. The school was founded in 1972 by the Wesleyan Church of Sierra Leone and currently has eight teachers and 318 pupils from Mabonkani and the surrounding villages. The loan will go to pay for school fees for children, furniture, plots of land, house-building materials and investments. As I write the loan has been fully-funded and I will post when I receive any news.
I would like to put forward a recommendation for anyone on EVOKE who is interested in making a loan and hasn't done so yet.
The Creciendo En Fe 1,2 Group is requesting a loan for the purchase of medicine supplies. Its leader Maria runs a pharmacy in the slums of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. In this area crime is a serious issue and supplies of running water and electricity are unreliable. Maria lives in a simple structure here with her partner and child. The loan will be invested in the purchase of medicines for colds, fever and diarrhoea, and Maria hopes to use the profits towards buying her own home.
Urgent EVOKE@Kiva: http://www.kiva.org/team/urgent_evoke