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.
We are skating 350km on our skateboards this coming September. Why? Because we have to. Because we can’t ignore what we KNOW is true. That little girls as young as 3 years old … as young as 2 years old … and as of recently I’m told that little girls as young as 15 MONTHS old … should NOT be sold for sex . Let that sink in for a moment … Visit the Campaign Here: http://rafikimwema.com/push4-my-rafiki/
The Children of Africa Center supports 63 Orphans and Widows with food and water. Housing assistance is provided for all, while many kids are hosted at the center the center is only so large, that means building homes is an essential part of the work. Kris is the founder and on the ground director and organizer of The Children of Africa Center. Kris is only 28 but he started working with Community Based Organization in 2003. In 2008 he built the center and has been actively maintaining it since then. Visit the Campaign Here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-children-of-africa-center-business-startup#/story
FTW Helped Hak’s Group in Cambodia to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for their family
FTW Helped Shehanajbanu Najarmohamed’s Group to purchase a weighing scale, sharpening tools, etc. to expand her wood selling business in India.
Shehanajbanu leads a group of five women who are seeking a group loan of 64,000 Rupees. Just like Shehanajbanu, they need funds to expand their respective businesses. They are grateful to their lenders as the loan will allow them to expand their businesses and lead a better life. Visit their fund here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/949654
FTW Helped Grupo La Gran Familia’s Group to buy firewood and corn for her tortilla business in Guatemala.
Her hope in life is to have her own home so that she and her daughter can live a better life.
FTW Helped Anita to redeem her pawned parcel of land in the Philippines.
Anita is known in Dipolog City for her tailoring business. She is 46 years old and married to a farmer husband. She’s doing well in her business and has helped her husband in providing for the needs of their family.
However, one unprecedented event crippled her financially when her husband got sick and had to spend many days in the hospital. Being in need of a great amount of money made Anita decide to pawn their land.
She later learned that Paglaum MPC offers loans to members at the lowest interest rates, so she asked for a loan to redeem the pawned parcel of land. She is grateful to the cooperative that she can now have their land back in her hands. Visit her fund here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/952018
FTW Helped Glory to purchase bags of cement and hollow blocks in the Philippines.
FTW helped Ritchell to buy more sacks of rice to sell in the Philippines.
As a single parent of two children, Ritchell works hard to support her family.
She has a rice retailing business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from a general store.
Ritchell is borrowing PHP 10,000 through NWTF to buy more sacks of rice to sell.
Ritchell has been sustaining her business activities through her past five loans from NWTF. She hopes that her hard work will help her attain her dream to save enough to provide a secure future for her family. View her fund here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/950472
FTW Helped the Derramadero Group’s $300 loan helped a member to pay for a photovoltaic system to install in his house in Mexico.
He thought that with light after dark, they could prepare and sell more products. So, he joined some neighbors to have access to third generation solar home systems. These systems provide them with four hours of electric lighting daily that will help in their daily tasks.
The loan is requested so as to fund the systems for this group, and it will be paid back with the monthly fee for first year of operation maintenance services they pay. Visit their fund here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/953077