Kiva Stone for carving

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  1. Gargoyle
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    Thanks to Miles & Smiles for the heads up. This woman is a farmer in Cambodia, and her husband is a sculptor. She wants funds both for farming and to buy stone for her husband to carve.

    http://www.kiva.org/lend/596380

    I'm currently working with the Cambodian Association of Illinois (I carved a stele for their Killing Fields memorial ten years ago, and we're looking at some additions to it), so this loan crosses paths with me in multiple ways.

    I just got it started, I hope others in our team will help fill it up.
     
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    Thank you for the info. I joined in on the loan in honour of you and Mossy.
     
  3. Gargoyle
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    I thank you and Mossy will thank you when she wakes up in the morning. :)
     
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    Fully funded, sounds like a great loan, too bad I missed supporting this stonecarver.
     
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    same here
     
  6. Gargoyle
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    yes, that loan was funded quickly- took less than 8 hours. :)
     
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    Well, I'm glad that I noticed that loan and my buddies, gargoyle and tondoleo got in on it. I just did some research, and I could find only a dozen loans in the history of Kiva's 500,000+ loans that were for stone carving. So, that was a rare one, indeed.
    My primary connection to Cambodia is that in the summer of 1975, I spent six weeks as a volunteer at one of the refugee camps for Vietnamese and Cambodians who fled their countries as the U.S. military withdrew. The camp I was in was about 3% Cambodians, yet that is where I was assigned to help out. I learned a few Cambodian words (suor sdey is hello) and got to know a few Cambodians before they transitioned out to their new lives in the U.S.
     

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