Thanks to customers, Strapping Fellow was able to make a $50 Kiva loan to Janet from The Philippines and a $50 loan to Yousef from Palestine

Strapping fellow has now loaned $1,450 through Kiva!

Janet is a married woman with four children, two of whom are in school. She is a 30-year old entrepreneur and has an abaca weaving business in the Philippines. She has requested a loan to purchase additional raw materials for her business. Janet has been in this business for five years. In the future, she would like to save enough money to afford to send her children to college. You can read more about her on her Kiva profile.

Yousef is a 24-year-old married man from Khan Younis. He lives with his wife and one kid. Yousef opened a workshop for aluminum where he makes high-quality windows and doors in different shapes. Yousef would like to improve his business and expand it in the future. He requested this loan to help him to buy raw materials for his aluminum workshop. By taking this loan, Yousef will be able to increase his productivity and take more orders. You can read more about him on his Kiva profile.