Video: Follow Your $25 to Vietnam, EPISODE 2!

29 March 2010 at 11:47 8 comments

Dear Kiva Lender,

A few weeks ago, I created a video introduction to what you might experience if you followed the money you lent on Kiva to Vietnam.  This time, meet the local staff and credit officers of the local micro-finance institution who make the magic happen.  You’ll hear of a credit officer’s story of the impact that micro-credit has had on her family directly.  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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  • 4. George  |  30 March 2010 at 00:31

    Great video!!! What an amazing story of a staff member whose parents were beneficiaries. I love to hear the real stories of lives that have been impacted through Kiva loans. It was touching to see how the staff member was truly interested in her clients. Thanks for being in Vietnam to help us see exactly how our loans are impacting the world!

  • 5. Brendon  |  30 March 2010 at 00:30

    Lory, that is a beautiful and encouraging video. Thank you for showing us how Kiva donations are positively impacting lives. Keep up the good work on the ground!

  • 6. Lory  |  29 March 2010 at 18:53

    Thanks for watching, guys! Alas, I confess I have an old pc and am using Windows Movie Maker and don’t have too many audio editing options. It was either all audio and no music; all music and no audio; or half and half. And without wanting to have a 4 min video in a language most people wouldn’t understand, I opted for 1/2 audio + 1/2 music and subtitles and hope that people get a feel for these great field staff =)

  • 7. Kati Mayfield  |  29 March 2010 at 12:21


    this video is awesome, it was so fun to go to work with you for a day!

    but I can’t hear your commentary, or that of the people you’re interviewing, over the music:( (great song, though!)

    kiva love

  • 8. Jeff  |  29 March 2010 at 12:17

    Looks like it is a good video, Lory. Unfortunately, your music overlay makes the audio difficult to hear and is too intrusive. I had to give up early. Maybe the music could be toned down. Is it even necessary?

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