New Kiva Loan: Nicola from Israel
Latest Posts / February 20, 2016

Click here to donate yourself Nicola is a former educator and the mother of four grown children. She decided to open her ‎own business selling jewelry and handbags in her village when it was time to retire. She ‎knew she and her husband could not live on their pensions, nor was she ready to just sit ‎at home.She decided to take business management courses at her local SBA and ‎take her unique style and taste to open her store. She gained a good customer base due ‎to the high-quality products. Now it is time to expand her products and refresh her store.‎Nicola decided to add new products to her store and needed this loan for a line of ‎household linens, sheets, towels and blankets, as well as a new, upgraded display ‎window, closets and shelving.‎Nicola wants to keep making sure she can provide a decent income and build a new ‎house, as her children have grown.‎ More information about this loanKIEDF targets some of the most marginalized groups and areas in Israel with its microfinance services, specifically working with Bedouins, Haredi women, and Israeli-Ethiopians. By contributing to this loan, you are supporting a borrower who otherwise would have very limited…

Fun Facts Friday: William S. Burroughs
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / February 5, 2016

William S. Burroughs (5 February, 1914 – 2 August, 1997) was an American author, satirist, painter and celebrity. Image from http://www.burroughs100.com/features/the-burroughs-guy-an-interview-with-james-grauerholz-by-tom-king-text-and-audio Burroughs family fortune came from the Burroughs Adding Machine. His parents sold their stock in 1929, right before the crush. Burroughs has a degree in English lit from Harvard. The military rejected him four times. When he was in Vienna to study medicine, he married Ilse Klapper, a Jewish woman, so that she could get a visa and not be sent to a concentration camp. Even though they divorced, they remained close friends. Burroughs first tried opium with his family’s housekeeper. U2 were big fans and wanted Burroughs to be in one of their videos He is on the cover of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Kurt Cobain was also a fan, the author thought Cobain was strange and that “There’s something wrong with that boy”. Mr. Burroughs didn’t know who Cobain was or who Nirvana were. One of his first jobs was to interview Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin. Mr. Burroughs went to their concert but hated the music, so he and Page talked about magic. You can read ABOUT the interview here, it’s actually…

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