Because of the help of generous people like you, FTW has been able to fund several people in need this month through Kiva, we are happy to share their stories with you in this monthly report. If you would like to make a one time or recurring donation to Fix the World you can do so by clicking here. Learn more about the FTW giving policy on our website by clicking here.
FTW Helped Hasmik to pay for new clothing to sell to customers in Armenia
Hasmik lives in Stepanavan with her 21-year-old daughter. Hasmik works at a local postal service and also is engaged in clothing sales. She trades in men’s and women’s clothing and also sells some cosmetics from her house.To be able to overcome financial difficulties, Hasmik works day and night. Her business is stable, and she is able to maintain her daughter’s living.
To be able to purchase new clothing to sell to customers, and cover their current orders, Hasmik has applied for this loan. She has been approved for a loan within the framework of the joint initiative between Kiva and SEF International. The start-up loan program provides business start-up loans with soft conditions to informal businesses that do not have access to credit products. This is Hasmik’s first deal with Kiva, and she hopes for lenders’ support. View her fund here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/906423
FTW Helped Gela to purchase additional souvenirs for his newly-opened shop in Georgia.
Gela is 27 years old. He lives with his parents in Ozurgeti district. His mother is a teacher at a local school and earns a monthly income. Gela opened a souvenir shop and needs to purchase additional inventory. The Start Up program, which is a joint initiative with Kiva and Credo, enables him to get a loan. With the received credit Gela will purchase additional souvenirs for his newly-opened shop and will generate more income. Gela awaits your support. View His fund here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/908697
FTW Helped Armik to begin trading in fruits and vegetables as extra income in Georgia.
Armik is 48 years old. He is married and lives in Akhalkalaki district with his wife and son. Armik has got a car and serves people as a taxi driver. His wife and son work at local beer company and they both monthly salary. Armik wants to start an additional business along his activity and requested a loan.The start Up program, which is a joint initiative with Kiva and Credo enables him to get a loan for starting trading business. Armik will purchase fruits and vegetables with the received credit and will trade in order to get more income. View his fund here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/909492
FTW Helped Ani to purchase new stock of clothing to resell to customers in Armenia
Ani is a 27-year-old woman living in the Ararat region of Armenia with her husband, two kids, and mother-in-law. The only source of income for the family is the small income earned by Ani and her husband, working as clothing sellers from their home. Ani requested loan from SEF. Her loan request was approved in the framework of the joint initiative between Kiva and SEF. The start-up loan program provides business start-up loans with soft conditions to informal businesses that do not have access to credit products. With the received credit she plans to purchase clothing from wholesalers and resell the goods locally in her town to increase the income of the family. The new business initiative, financed with the Kiva Start-up loan, will significantly improve the living conditions of the family. View her fund: http://www.kiva.org/lend/911267
FTW Helped Beqa to start trading fruits and vegetables in Georgia
Beqa is 27 years old and is from the village of Shashiani, which is located in the Gurjaani district, Kakheti region. He lives with his mother, wife and 2 children (4 and 5 years old). Beqa owns a small chemist and gets a monthly income. He also owns a small vineyard and seasonally produces wine to sell. Beqa requested a loan from Credo to start a trading business. His loan request was approved within the framework of a joint initiative between Kiva and Credo. With the loan, he will start trading in seasonal fruits and vegetables. Beqa will buy fruits and vegetables from wholesalers and resell them with a price mark up in nearby towns with his minibus. The new business initiative, financed with the Kiva startup loan, will significantly increase the family’s income. This loan will be a great support for the family. Beqa is thankful to Kiva lenders for giving him the chance to enhance the financial conditions for his family. View His Fund Here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/916488
FTW helped Mher to pay for car renovation to be able to drive it as a taxi and earn income for his young family in Armenia.
Mher is a taxi driver. He is a father of a newborn son and together with his lovely family lives in Goris town. Mher, as the only breadwinner in the family, has to work hard to sustain their living. He is a contractual worker in the army, and after his part-time work, he drives a taxi using his own car. The car is now damaged and Mher badly needs some funds to bring it to working condition and renovate it. That’s the reason why Mher is asking for this loan.
He has now been approved for a loan within the framework of joint initiative between Kiva and SEF international. The start-up loan program provides business start-up loans with soft conditions to informal businesses that do not have access to credit products. Your help is very important for Mher and his taxi driving work, so he hopes for your support. View his fund here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/918971
FTW Helped Lorgio Carmelo to buy a sewing machine for shoes, leather, synthetic materials, and cloth in Columbia.
After finding himself without work at 42 years of age, Carmelo is looking for economic assistance, with the goal of starting his own business — a shoe shop. This will provide him sufficient income to cover the basic necessities that his household deserves. With this requested loan, Carmelo will buy a sewing machine for shoes, leather, synthetic materials, and cloth. Once his business is formalized, this man wants to create jobs for the people most in need. He will fulfill his dream of paying for his children’s education, and he will improve the condition of his house. View his fund here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/914899
FTW Helped Feruza to buy livestock and start a new business in Tajikistan.
Feruza is 27 years old. She is married. She lives in Spitamen. Her husband is earning money abroad. He sends money home every month. Her mother-in-law is retired. Feruza has been cultivating land for eight years. She rents a 2ha plot of land next to her house. She grows potatoes, tomatoes, wheat and rice. She loves working the land but she also likes livestock breeding. Since childhood she dreamed of owning cattle. She is requesting a loan to be able to buy cattle. You can support Feruza in achieving her goals. View her fund here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/914107
Naima Feagin (HopeGirl) holds an MBA and a variety of business experience in corporate and government finance and small business entrepreneurship. In 2012, she left the corporate world to build an online business through blogging, marketing, teaching and a passion for humanitarian projects. In 2014 her stepfather designed and open sourced a free energy generator prototype. She traveled around the world building free energy prototypes and growing her online business. This is also when she met her partner Tivon. She has played a large role as a public spokesperson for her family’s free energy project. Hope and Tivon also sponsor a local community center for women and children. They are both American ex-pats that live and work together in Morocco.