From the Kiva site: "45 year old Manuel is a responsible and enterprising person. He lives in his own home with his mother. For some years, he has worked raising and fattening chickens which he then sells at different markets that are near to his residence. With this, he is able to cover some of the household expenses. Manuel is requesting a loan to buy supplies for his business such as concentrate, vitamins, etc for his chickens. With this he hopes to increase his profits and offer his family a better quality of life."
The loan process is mutually beneficial. Manuel will benefit and Lost Lizard gets to raise her chickens vicariously (and doesn't have to clean the coop). This gets her in touch with fond memories of childhood days. Kiva.org is a great organization and loans are small enough--often only $25--for anyone to participate.
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