Video: Follow Your $25 to Vietnam EPISODE 3!!!

9 April 2010 at 09:27 5 comments

Dear Lender,

If you’re tuning in for the first time, you’re in for a treat!  Watch as a group of women in a remote province of northern Vietnam receive access to credit for the very first time.  Feel their hope, hear their fears, and share in the laughter =)

This is the last of a 3-part video blogging series in which I attempt to give you a snapshot of the person-to-person experience you would have if you were to follow your $25 Kiva loan to Vietnam.  I hope you enjoy!

By Lory Ishii, KF10, Vietnam

Lory is serving in Hanoi, Vietnam with Kiva Field Partner, Center of Small Enterprise Development Assistance (SEDA) as a member of the Kiva Fellows 10th class.  Please join SEDA’s lending team, make a loan to a SEDA entrepreneur or donate to Kiva today!

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5 Comments

  • […] process in Vietnam and meet the different credit officers who make it happen by following these links. By Lory Ishii, KF10, Vietnam Lory is serving in Hanoi, Vietnam with Kiva Field Partner, Center […]

  • 2. Nate  |  17 April 2010 at 18:17

    IGreat video! t’s good to see that the Bac Ninh Province office is still doing so well. I miss being there and working with everyone at SEDA. I miss hanging onto the back of Long’s motorbike to go to the various hamlets. Good times.

  • 3. monicahamlett  |  12 April 2010 at 11:23

    Awesome video Lory, I loved the music, their smiles, everything, it was absolutely great!

  • 4. leahespicea  |  10 April 2010 at 07:08

    Thanks Lory! I just loved this video. Its extremely moving and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get a little teary eyed. I just love how personal Kiva allows lending to be. The women are quite beautiful – I’m sure their photo will be too!! Congratulations, you do amazing work.

  • 5. George  |  9 April 2010 at 09:48

    What an amazing 3 part video series! This video was so touching. The borrowers had a child-like joy in their eyes, and their optimism was very apparent. Thank you for helping us “armchair investors” really see where our loans go. They really do make a difference in the lives of others, who in this case, are half a world away.


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