aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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Kiva: New Loans
Posted by dav at 2007 November 21 08:13 AM
File under: News

I've put out three new loans on Kiva.org. These are small amounts (about $25 each this time) pooled together with other lenders to constitue loans that range from a couple of hundred dollars to a thousand. The loans are given to small business people in developing countries and paid off over a year or two. Here are my recipients this time around:

Lole Lemalu

Lole has a convenience store in Samoa that she's been running for 4 years. She got a $300 loan to expand the shop and inventory.

Hannah Taupo

Hannah has a plantation business in Samoa. She got a $475 loan to buy equipment for the business. If all goes well, she plans on getting another loan after this one is paid off to help her daughter go to University.

Irène Dakini

Irène is a hairdresser and will use a $1000 loan to add beauty supply inventory that her customers have asked for.

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