June 29th, 2009

Gallery MAR just gave a loan to a Kiva entrepreneur! Anyone can participate, starting with just $25, and 100% of every dollar you have loaned will be used by your entrepreneur to build their business.

Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.

Kiva is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe.

Yaa Kaya is 50 years old. She is married and has given birth to six children, four sons and two daughters. All are currently in the senior high and the junior high schools. She lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in a commercial town in the Western region called Dwenase, a suburb of Sefwi-Wiawso. She is a hardworking woman. Her husband is a farmer. Yaa own a ceramics factory. She produces items such as earthenware, pots, etc. from clay. She has hired hands. Yaa supplies her wares to retailers and treks to other towns to sell on their market days. She has been in business for over 25 years now and wants a loan to buy clay and other working materials to expand her business. She is hoping to improve upon her standard of living and give her children a good education.

What are you doing to give back to artists all over the world?