Sunday, May 8, 2011

Giving a mom a boost!

Today I did something that made me feel great. As a business woman and mom I know how hard it is to start a business and find the funds needed to grow it to a profitable size. Living in Canada I am luckier than most and I know that. The resources available to us here are so much greater than other parts of the world.
In my past life (i.e. before kids and marriage) I worked in Mexico for two years. I saw first hand the extreme difference between the haves and have-nots. So, today on Mother's Day I made a loan via Kiva.com to a mother in Mexico who is trying to grow her business and support her family. I wanted to donate in Mexico because it holds a special spot in my heart and when I saw Susana and realised that we shared a name and that she was the same age as me, I knew it was the right fit. 

The loans are small, they start at $25 but they make a huge difference when combined with loans from others. It feels great to know that I am going to be part of something that will allow another entrepreneur to succeed.


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