As the loans made in December were repaid, it was time to go back to Kiva. LMJ reader meet Joana and Nilda.
Joana is from Timor-Leste and Nilda from Peru. Whilst geographically distant, they have a common goal: to develop a business that gives them a better life. With our help, they can do it!
About Kiva in their own words
“We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.”


  1. Joana
    23 June 2012 / 19:19

    É bem verdade. Eu com apenas 50 USD já ajudei (espero!) a melhorar a vida de 12 famílias. E o dinheiro nem sequer é dado, é emprestado. Não perdemos mesmo nada em ajudar 🙂

  2. Tara Denny
    24 June 2012 / 09:26

    Thats so great that you are helping out those who need a little boost. Everyone needs a leg up sometimes. You are a beautiful person LMJ, inside and out! : )

  3. Little Miss Joey
    26 June 2012 / 21:13

    @Joana: Foste tu que me apresentaste ao Kiva, Joana. Já lá vão uns anos :)Obrigada!@Tara: If you see how many people are on Kiva, youll like the world a little bit more :)But thanks, youre so sweet!

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