While we are still in the early stages, we are happy to share our latest development for the Fix the World Organization. Just recently we have had the incredibly opportunity to begin partnerships with local humanitarian associations here in our own area in Morocco. Starting last week, we were taken in person by our humanitarian comrades into some of the poorest areas in Morocco to meet the people living there and see the work that has been going on to help those in need. It has been the beginning of one of the most heart warming experiences we have ever had.
In the coming weeks and months FTW will be participating in renting out a community building in these areas to use as a hub for a collaboration of local humanitarian organization work. Activities such as vocational training for local women, child care, transportation assistance, food and clothing donations, and emergency clinic services will all be taking place in the building and in surrounding areas through the help of FTW and our partnering humanitarian associations.
We plan to be documenting as much of this work as possible. Hope and Tivon will be traveling with cameras, and recording equipment on location to capture the stories of the work that we are doing and the people that we are helping. As excited as we are to bring this news to you, we also appreciate your patience and understanding as there might be a bit of a delay of the release of some of this material. Please know that it is not always “easy” to help others given some political climates, we have to act wisely and slowly in these matters, and we always make the comfort and safety of the people we are helping our top priority.
This new endeavor is a dream come true for us, and it is a growth and expansion of our giving that we will be doing in addition to our regular Kiva loans. Again, we want to let you know that our ability to do this comes only from the generosity of the people that support the FTW organization and our work. If you would like to make a donation to FTW to help us continue and help others, you can do so at the following link:
Please find below our giving report for the month of August. FTW has been able to fund several groups through Kiva this month and we are happy to share their stories here with you!
FTW Helped Margret in Uganda buy vegetables to sell.
FTW Helped Jamidah in Uganda to buy food items to sell.
FTW Helped Joyce in Kenya to buy seeds.
FTW Helped Joseph in Rwanda to buy a laptop for college.
FTW Helped Yani in Indonesia to build sanitation at their home to improve access to water for their family.
FTW Helped Shehnaz in Pakistan to buy a sewing machine and materials to make clothes
Shenaz is 50; she is the mother of three children, living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan.
She sews the shoulder bags along with her husband and a daughter at home to meet the household expenses. She has two sewing machines for sewing hand bags, which are operated by her daughter. Her husband deals outside’s customers, takes orders from them and sews the bags on order. She wants to buy an additional sewing machine for sewing bags but does not have enough cash in hand. Therefore, she has requested a Kiva loan through field partner BRAC Pakistan, so that she can buy the sewing machine and additional raw material such as rexine, zippers, buckles, etc for sewing bags. Her desire to sell her sewed bags directly in to the market, so that she can get maximum reward against mutual efforts. She thanks to Kiva and field partner, BRAC Pakistan. View her fund here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/938550
TW Helped Fareeda in Pakistan to buy sewing materials to make clothing
FTW Helped Flor in El Salvador to purchase fertilizers, pay for land rent, and pay workers in the field.
She dreams that her children may be able to become professionals so that they may have better employment opportunities in life. View her fund here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/924607