I've banged on about Kiva before but I just made another loan so I thought I'd bang on about it again.
She resumed the business in February 2008 and joined Totosa, one of Hope’s groups last May. With the coming loan, Astride is planning to purchase another sack of wheat flour and to rent a location for her business in a place where she can avoid another car accident, heavy rains and the strong sun. She is also planning to diversify her business by adding an outdoor section to sell beverages."
I just donated US$25 and now she has completed her loan! Yay! I didn't even need to pay the full amount because my previous three loan recipients have been slowly but steadily paying me back from the profits of their businesses so I had about $18 in my Kiva account.