Dreams are universal. Opportunity is not.
I was hooked upon first seeing the above phrase. I feel so fortunate to have been born in a country where opportunity is everywhere. I have been privileged to have support and opportunities present themselves to me and open doors and I am lucky that here in Canada we can work hard and get loans to further our goals and dreams. For the month’s of March and April I am contributing $25USD to Kiva.org borrowers to support entrepreneurs, dreamers and hard working individuals and groups that are trying to follow their passion, grow their business or simply provide clean water for their family. I thought it would be nice to share a little bit about the people that I am helping to fund along with other Kiva lenders.
The group members work hard in order to improve their standards of living. With the loan, she would like to buy more cooking oil, rice, soap, and Colgate to sell. The profits from the business will be used to improve her business.In this group: Amina, Gerard, Eliphasie, Banaye, Wilson, Modeste, Bonaventure, Catheline, Julienne, Justine, Jean Marie Vianney, Jeannette, Phaida, Onesphore, Donathilla, Alphonse, Jeannette
Brisas De Manazapa. Group
La Esperanza, Intibuca, Honduras / Farming
Mateo is 31 years old. He is married and lives with his wife and his two children in the municipality of Intibucá. For more than twelve years he has made a living in agriculture, growing potatoes. He sells his produce at the local market in the area and makes his own income.
The loan he has applied for is a group loan with which he will buy seed potatoes, fertilisers, fungicides, foliar plant feed and other supplies for his crops. His aim is to increase his sowing and give the plants good care in order to improve the quality of his crops. His goal is to help his son with a good education and always have a source of income.
The group he belongs to is called "Brisas de Manazapa" ["Manazapa Breezes"] and is made up of three people: from left to right, Darío, Doroteo and Mateo. They make a living farming quality certified potatoes and live in the same community. They are applying for their third loan through ODEF for the sum of 50,000 Lempiras to buy fertilisers, manure, seed potatoes and other supplies to give their crops good care.In this group: Mateo , Doroteo, Dario Zacarias
Senegal / Food Market
Madame Awa does poultry raising and also small-scale retailing out of her home. With her new loan, she intends to buy 10 buckets of peanut butter, some honey, some palm oil, some perfume, chicks, and sacks of chickenfeed.
Her strength lies in the diversification of her activities and products; moreover, she can count on the help of two of her children who support her efforts in the businesses.
Her profits will permit her to cover her needs and those of her family.In this group: Awa , Dieynaba , Amy , Ndeye Tenning *, Anna, Amy , Veronique G *not pictured