Friday, August 04, 2017

Homeless

I invited two of my homeless friends to come live with me for at least a year. They are very young and kinda failed the parent lottery. They have been living in their car, working full time.

I may not be able to help all the homeless. But I sure can help two.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Kiva loans for flowers

Made a loan today to Boliva to a group that has many ladies, including a few who want to purchase wholesale flowers.

https://www.kiva.org/lend/1338632

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fishing

I made a loan on Kiva today that had a 'fishing' activity. I chose this one because it was from Bolivia, a country my sister has taken into her heart and does a lot of NGO work for.  She's been there a few times.  My sister is also trying to change the world, at least what she can.

The loan I made was to Mariela.


Mariela's dream is to have all the necessary tools of work, which is why she wants to buy fishing nets and hooks or baits. The loan will be used in the wholesale purchase of fishing nets and fishing supplies. It is for these reasons that Mariela asks for a loan to buy fishing nets and supplies. 

https://www.kiva.org/lend/1331025

Monday, July 24, 2017

Kiva loan

Made a loan today to Grace. She wants to set up a business to bring  financial inclusion to the marginalized regions of Africa. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Kiva loan in the USA

Made a Kiva loan today to Clara who lives in California. She is a new immigrant and looking to purchase supplies for her business. Google is matching this loan.
https://www.kiva.org/lend/1333328

Monday, July 10, 2017

Betty's taxi service


Made a loan to Betty today.

Betty's story

Betty is a 50-year-old woman who is married with one child. She lives in a rural community outside Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands. 

She has a small business running a taxi service in town to earn a living. She has three years with this business. 

Betty has requested a loan to pay for vehicle maintenance and vehicle licenses to assist her in the business. 

She will use her profits to support her family financially and expand her taxi service business.

Betty joined SPBD in 2015 to gain access to financial services.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Feeding horses

A couple of months ago I started feeding horses. This is a picture of me at the paddock.

It's about a 1.2 mile walk uphill from my house.  The original owners aren't around anymore (due to death) . The new owners do not live nearby.

So I volunteered to feed the horses in the mornings.  I walk up the hill, feed them and give them fresh water in scrubbed buckets.  

 It's wonderful exercise and fabulous for my soul.


Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Patreon

I just started supporting my second artist on Patreon.com - David Kassan

Patreon is a great site where you can make monthly support of artisans. I have been supporting my adoptive niece's significant other for over a year, the $25 I give him every month encourages him to buy supplies and do art.

I like the whole Renaissance feeling about it.

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.