Make Their Dreams Come True

Have you ever read about a character who has financial woes and you just so wish you can help them? Well, here’s your chance! Help them achieve their dreams, and imagine a better life for them!

I wonder if anybody else is reading memoirs today? A good one can be as much a pageturner as the best novels. For this readathon, one of the books I am reading is The International Bank of Bob by Bob Harris. The author travels around the world to find out how microloans are helping people in developing countries, which inspires this mini challenge. is a nonprofit that links people in need with those who can help. When you visit the site, you can check out the borrower profiles and see who you would like to lend your money to: an artisan in Bali, a bookstore in Kenya, a coffee grower in Nicaragua…

For this challenge, you will help a book character write their story, in a few short paragraphs, about them and what they aspire to do with the loan. You can click on a few profiles on to get some idea how the profile looks like.

Here’s an example:

Liz is a high school senior in Indiana who lives with her grandparents and her brother. She has excellent grades in school and plays the clarinet as well as compose music. Liz is accepted into a prestigious college, and she hopes that Kiva loaners can help her with her education fees. She hopes to play in the orchestra in college and her dream is to become a doctor and cure her brother’s sickle cell disease. (You Should See Me in a Crown

Please post your loan profile, or a link to your reply, below. I will randomly select a winner for a Kiva gift card, so you can make a real life loan to help someone. You will need to provide me with an email for me to send the prize.

Published in: on October 20, 2020 at 10:42 pm  Comments (7)  

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  1. […] Make Their Dreams Come True Mini Challenge from Azuki […]

  2. Lyra is an intelligent young orphan currently looking to expand her knowledge and life experience by following her Uncle Ariel’s visionary

  3. Oh no I clicked enter on accident.

    Lyra is an intelligent young orphan currently looking to expand her knowledge and life experience by following in her Uncle Ariel’s visionary footsteps. Currently she is being educated through the generosity of Jordan College but she is quickly outgrowing what the men of the college are able to teach her.

    Therefore she aims to join a scientific expedition to the North to pursue experimental knowledge of Dust, Armored Bears, and the Aurora Borealis after being inspired by a guest speaker’s presentation at the college.

    With your help Lyra’s future looks bright as her and Pan work to fulfill what they believe to be their destinies. Any contributions will go directly towards travel and research costs and Lyra will post updates as her journey disembarks to the great white unknown of the North.

    • That sure looks like something I’d love to sponsor! Thanks for joining the challenge!

  4. Pheris is a young mathematician working (unpaid) for the Great King while finishing his education. He and his family have a hostile relationship, with murder being a common motif. He’d appreciate funds to continue his education while remaining loyal to his monarch. (Return of the Thief)

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    • Always love educational loans!

  5. George has been working throughout his adult life and now looks to a peaceful retirement. However, life has other plans for him. To his dismay, he discovers a lesion on his thigh. He thinks it might be cancer but decides not to worry his loved ones. His family includes a wife, a son, a daughter, and a grandson. (A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon)

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