Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Micro Financing

I have been hearing for some time about micro financing. This is a small loan used to establish a business in an impoverished nation. It is something that has intrigued me. Every now and then you come across someone that you just know that they have what it takes to be a success.
I met someone like that in Central Asia . Her name is Olga. Olga worked as a translator for us, and has been a true blessing to us every time we travel with a team. She had asked me a couple of years ago to try to think of a business she could start that she could make money. We have come up with many different ideas over the years, from running a consignment
market to buying a plunger and going into the plumbing business. Until now, we over looked the obvious. Olga is such an incredible translator / guide. She has both business and government connections, and has a good working relationship with many that drive for us. For very little start up cost, Olga is now in business. You can check out her new project at www.kyrgyguide.blogspot.com . If you are ever heading to Central Asia , you really have to contact her . You will be so glad you did.

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