“Evariste is 26 years old, single and has two adopted orphans. He has been a motorbike taxi driver for one year, transporting people all day from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. Evariste currently has to rent a motorbike and would like to use this loan to purchase his own motorbike. Evariste will use the profit from the proceeds of this loan to help his family and build a house for them.”
I really love the KIVA concept – the old ‘give a man a fish you feed him for a day, feed him how to fish and you feed him for life’ idea where you help people to help themselves.
I especially love we can talk to the kids about these issues around the world and show them how, even though they’re so far removed from the problems these people face, they can still be part of the solution and make a difference to someone’s life.