Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Meet Featured Lender, Nancy

Although we love all of our Kiva Lenders, this week we wanted to highlight the story of one lender whose lending milestone caught our attention.

Meet Nancy from Minnetonka, MN, who made her 210th loan this week!! She has been a member of Kiva since March of 2008, which means that she has averaged at least one loan per week over the four years. We asked Nancy why she makes Kiva loans and here is what she had to say:

“Kiva came to my attention during a time when I was reevaluating how I might make a difference in the world. As a businesswoman, lending to entrepreneurs through microfinance is very appealing.  Since 2008 I have made loans all over the world at very little personal risk.  The money I have spread out in Kiva could be sitting in a savings account making minimal interest, or it can be used to improve the lives of people in need. The decision is a no-brainer!”

Well said! Thank you Nancy, for consistently supporting the mission of Kiva.

Nancy is a part of the 'Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics,Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious Team', who also celebrated a huge milestone this week. Congrats to the entire team for reaching the $6M mark!

 A big thanks to Nancy and the team for being exceptional Kivans.