We are glad people are loving our five days of delicious cupcakes, but we wanted to remind people that these cupcakes are for a good cause. We will be using the money to fund some microloans through Kiva. We were so moved by a recent visit to our school by Somaly Mam that we decided we want to focus our lending on women in Cambodia and Thailand, where women are frequently the victims of sex-slavery.
Also, to motivate people to buy even more cupcakes, we wanted to visually represent the money we’d be donating to fund loans to women all around the world. For every $25 we make, we’ll put a cupcake on a loan that we will be able to fund. We want to make 10 loans by next Wednesday!
At the end of lunch, we were able to fund two more loans, which means we can help women move one step closer to financial independence. It feels good to help others!