Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Kiva loan to help a student study medicine

Made a Kiva loan to Lioner.
Lioner is studying medicine and is applying for a loan to pay for his education expenses. His mother died when he was ten years old and since then he lived with his blind grandmother. He studies to help those who need to improve their health.

Loan here

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Handmade gifts by Syrian mothers

I bought a necklace today made by Syrian families in Turkey.
 http://www.amalshop.org/

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Kiva & home

Made a few Kiva loans today.
Had 4 homeless people stay at my house this month, 2 couples who are friends. One had to go to the hospital and stayed a week to heal. The other 2 got jobs kinda in the area (3 hour bus ride) and stayed till they could find a closer room.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Helping the local homeless

Made a donation to

Care Packages for the Homeless Community of Boyle Heights


Ovarian Psycos would like you to help us raise funds to assemble a total of 200 Care Packages which we plan to distribute on our bikes on the morning of December 31st, 2016! The ovas welcome you to join us on your bike while we ride around BH to various homeless camps to distribute the care packages and to connect with this community that is too often outkasted and stigmatized! 

Each Care Package will include the following items:
-2 pairs of socks (preferably wool)
-1 pair of gloves
-A scarf
-Baby wipes
-Chapstick
-Waterless shampoo
-Small first aid kit
-Lotion and body spray
-A beanie
-2 pairs of clean (never used)underwear
-Bottled water
-Snacks and nonperishable food items
-A list of resources in BH for quick and easy shelter

Friday, November 11, 2016

Southern Poverty Law Center

I made  donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center. I have been supporting them for decades, they do very good work and are one of the oldest and largest anti-hate group. If you join them you'll start receiving a lot of their literature which is quite informative. They also provide a lot of things for teachers in their Teaching Tolerance program.

https://www.splcenter.org/

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Lending for higher education

I made a loan to Jean in Rwanda to help pay for a lap top to go to school in the US.