Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Kiva is back in Ecuador!

We are delighted to once again offer Kiva lenders the opportunity to support borrowers in Ecuador! After over a year of inactivity, Kiva has recently teamed up with the FundaciĆ³n ESPOIR to support the great work they do in helping bring financial and non-financial services to hard-to-reach areas in Ecuador.

ESPOIR lends to 100% women through 5 branches throughout the country. They are pioneers of the "Credit with Education" methodology wherein borrower recieve not only loans, but also business and life skills training. In addition, one of their branches has a medical clinic that is available to all borrowers and their families. For more information on the clinic, check out Kiva Fellow Cynthia McMurry's recent blog post.

So to all the Ecuadorian borrowers that will soon become part of the Kiva family, we say, "Bienvenidos de nuevo!"