Running for Colombia!
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$525 Raised
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Ended Sep 15, 2014
Many Colombians have suffered from armed conflict and high unemployment. So I´m running a half-marathon to raise 0% loans for those affected micro-entrepreneurs in low-income communities working themselves away from poverty and towards a better future! More ...

WHO ARE YOU?

I am a Kiva Fellow working in Medellin, Colombia with Interactuar, a non-profit supporting micro-entrepreneurs....

My work is focused on increasing the flow of 0% Kiva Loans to low-income communities affected by armed conflict and unemployment in Colombia...

  

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Running the Medellin Half-Marathon to raise funds for 0% Kiva loans to Colombian micro-entrepreneurs.  

I have heard stories of and met people displaced from their homes due to the threat of guerrillas. They move to the city in search of relative safety and an opportunity to provide for their families and future.

For example, I met Ramon who works at a small convenience shop owned by a Kiva borrower.  Ramon was forced form his rural home towards the city as guerillas threatened his life. He lost his land, animals and livelihood.  He ended up selling gum and cigarretes in the streets of Medellin for 9 years just to survive.

Thanks to a Kiva loan the borrower was able to buy more food products to sell, grow the business and is able to employ Ramon! 

HOW CAN I HELP?

Donate any amount before September 14th!  Your donation will be used...

  1. First, as 0% Kiva loan to Colombian micro-entrepreneurs and...

  2. Second, once the loan is repaid, the money will be recycled by being donated to Kiva.org

Make sure to provide your email so you can receive confirmations of the loans and donation!

Join me in providing a hand-up to Colombians working for a better future!

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If you give $50 or more I will make a $50 Kiva loan, doubling your donation´s impact on the life of a Colombian micro-entrepreneur!
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