I came across the website kiva.org somewhere or other, and was quickly intrigued. It's a microfinance portal. Microfinance is where some farmer in Bangladesh wants to borrow a hundred dollars to buy a cow. He sells cow eggs until he can repay the loan, at which point he's richer by one cow. (Something like that, anyway. I'm not a farmer.) The loans are too small for normal banks to deal with. I knew all about that. Good project. Nothing to do with me. Until I found Kiva.
Leonard is a 41 year-old businessman. He is married and blessed with five children. For the last five years, he has been managing a hardware business to support the family. He has employed three people to help him to manage the business. In the next 5 years, he wants to open another outlet of his business. His dream is to expand his business and to improve his living standards.
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