Inkovations: Kiva Entepreneurs

Back to School with Riffat - Our Autumn Kiva Entrepreneur

Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed it’s been a little while since we’ve mentioned our Kiva borrower of the month.

It’s not that we’ve been slacking or that we don’t care any more- far from it- but rather that we’ve been doing a bit of thinking about how our loans could have a greater impact for their recipients. As a result, we’ve...

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Make Change While The Sun Shines- Meet Our Kiva Entrepreneur For August

Settling back into our copy cave this week after what was officially the hottest late August bank holiday for half a century, our minds are naturally still on sunshine.

It was a logical decision, then, to...

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Aunty Aminata in Sierra Leone - Our Kiva Entrepreneur for July

‘Aunty’ Aminata, as she is affectionately known in her village of Makeh, Sierra Leone, is an outstanding entrepreneur and businesswoman who supports a family of six.

She believes business is an important way for women to become empowered in the community, and is a successful farmer, landowner, village elder who also runs a trading...

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#1BillionInChange - Our Kiva Entrepreneur for June

Kiva, the organisation we use to make our monthly ‘loans that change lives’ is on the verge of an incredible milestone. At the time of writing they have helped entrepreneurs without access to conventional banking systems access a jaw-dropping $995,812,375 of loans - tantalisingly close to $1 billion.

With this in mind,...

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What Can Your Business Learn From a Peruvian Market Trader? Meet Our Kiva Entrepreneur...

As we explored in this recent post, investing in women means investing in families. Which ultimately means investing in the future of communities, too.

With that in mind, our Kiva borrower for May is...

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Rebuilding Rwanda- Our Kiva Entrepreneur for April

Browsing our portfolio of borrowers on Kiva.org, the site we use to make our monthly ‘loans that change lives’, we were delighted to see that last month’s recipient Jeremie from Burundi was not only fully funded but has already...

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Mucking in for Burundi - Our Kiva Loan for March

Our Kiva borrower this month is Jeremie from Burundi, who is seeking a loan of $4,975 (around £3963) in order to buy a substantial quantity of manure.

…Yes, you read that correctly.

Chicken manure to be precise.

It’s...

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Sport for Sirnak - Meet our Kiva Entrepreneur for February

There are a lot of reasons to love Kiva.org, the organisation we use to make our monthly ‘loans that change lives.’

Aside from the obvious - that it’s a spectacular platform for enabling entrepreneurs without access to traditional banking systems to fulfil their potential- it is also an...

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Meet Ana Estela - Our Kiva Borrower For January

Do you remember Amadeo De Jesús, the 66 year old beekeeper from El Salvador?

Back in February 2016 we helped to lend him $1,100 via Kiva.org, the site we use to make our monthly ‘loans that change lives’, in order to purchase more equipment and boxes to house his hives. (If you missed it, you can read his story

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Merry Christmas! We're Donating Directly to Kiva in December

Just like many of our friends, colleagues and clients we won’t be sending Christmas cards from Inkspiller this year. Instead, we’re making a special donation directly to Kiva.org, the organisation we use to make our monthly ‘loans than change lives.’

In case you’ve missed our posts about them (where have you been?) Kiva’s mission is...

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