Paying It Forward: Kiva Microloans

To celebrate the success of The Depanneur Cookbook Kickstarter, I committed to contributing $5 per pre-ordered book (686 of them so far!) towards Kiva microloans to women food entrepreneurs in the developing world. This adds nearly $3500 to the 100 loans I have quietly made over the last 10 years. This week I disbursed the first batch of them — 15 x $100 — across South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. I miss travelling — the food most of all — so it is my ultimate fantasy that one day I might go around the world and taste some of the food made by these courageous women.

If you would like to support Kiva, you can do so here