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Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

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Valerie from Oregon

United StatesPortland, Oregon, United States

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June 1, 2010

Valerie from Oregon

About Me: 

I’m 59 years old and proud to be a native Oregonian. My husband of 33 years and I have three grown sons, two daughters-in-law, and an adorable grandson. I have recently retired from my business as an architectural designer. My interests include downhill skiing, bike riding, hiking, cooking, knitting, reading, and creating iPhoto books.

I am also one of seven women in a bookgroup of close friends in Portland, Oregon who have been meeting for 16 years. Inspired by the book HALF THE SKY about culturally accepted abuse of women, our bookgroup felt a responsibility to act on behalf of oppressed women throughout the world by creating a Kiva.org lending team focused on providing micro-financing to female entrepreneurs in underdeveloped countries. We loan because we believe empowerment can change oppression into opportunity for women worldwide. I hope you'll consider joining our team!


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