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 Parvina to buy seeds and mineral fertilizers for new sowing in Tajikistan.
Parvina was born in 1972. . She is a kind and hardworking woman. Parvina is married and has three children. Parvina lives with her family in South Tajikistan. Her daughter Zebo is 18 years old and her sons Aziz and Rustam are schoolboys. Her husband is a pensioner. Parvina is the only breadwinner of the family. She has a farming business. Parvina grows tomatoes and crops such as maize and wheat. She has worked in this field for more than five years and little by little, she developed her business. Parvina is asking for a loan of 5,000 Somoni to buy seeds and mineral fertilizers for new sowing.View her fund here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/971439
FTW Helped Antonio to buy fertilizer and seeds in the Philippines
Antonio is a resident of Ormoc City in Leyte. Trinidad, Bohol. He is a father of two children aged 15 and 18. To make a living, he farms vegetable and rented out pool tables for an income. He would like to expand his vegetable farming business and buy fertilizer and seeds from his loan. Antonio dreamed of living an abundant life once his children can make it on their own. Antonio is 48 years old. View his fund here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/972752
Juan lives in his family house with his life partner and a 4-year-old son. He provides his family with food, clothing and other things. His manner of generating family income is by cultivating corn, rice, and beans. He has been doing this work for 9 years, with a schedule from seven in the morning to three in the afternoon. He will invest this loan in fertilizers, better seeds, and insecticides to enable his crops to give him better harvests. He will be able to keep working without problems, with everything necessary within his reach. His final goal is to have a bigger business in his locality, and to move forward with his family. http://www.kiva.org/lend/975824
FTW helped Agnes to buy seeds and expand her horticulture farm in Kenya.
Agnes is a 33-year-old smallholder farmer based in Kerugoya, which is a small agricultural center near Mount Kenya. She owns a small piece of land together with her husband, and they have been blessed with three children. On the land, they have kept dairy cattle and grown maize for five years.From Kiva lenders, Agnes is seeking a loan worth KES 40,000 to buy seeds and grow her horticulture business. Juhudi has teamed up with KIVA to offer Agnes access to a loan facility that will aid her to grow her horticulture farm into a highly profitable business, increase employment opportunities, and bring about increasing commercialization of the rural sector. This will not only increase their income, but also reduce their income vulnerability. She counts on help from Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva lenders. Help this mother and wife make her dreams a reality so that she can provide a great life to her family. View her fund here http://www.kiva.org/lend/975277
FTW helped Josilet to buy farm implements in Kenya.
Josilet has no higher education or work experience, but lives on her wits and her desire to succeed in life. She is a very hardworking, progressive, and honest farmer from a very remote area of Kenya. The area is very fertile, with favorable weather patterns that support farming activities. Josilet is happily married, the proud mother of five children, and lives with her family on a small piece of land that she treasures. Her primary sources of income are vegetables, eggs, and milk. Although this humble and industrious mother makes a profit, she faces the challenge of meeting customer demand in the local market. Therefore, she is seeking funds from Kiva lenders to buy farm inputs like good fertilizer and good quality seeds.Through this loan, she will double her production, and this will translate into increased income. She then intends to save more money in the future so that she can develop her farm. This loan will help Josilet realize her dream of getting out of poverty, and she will be able to secure her family’s future. View her fund here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/976170
Sarah has no higher education or work experience, only her wits and her desire to succeed in life. She is a very hardworking, progressive, and honest farmer from a very remote village in Kaplamai in the Kitale area of Kenya. This area is very fertile, with favorable weather patterns that support farming activities.Sarah is happily married and the proud mother of three children, and together they live on a small piece of land that she really treasures. Her primary sources of income are eggs and milk.Although this humble and industrious mother makes a profit, she faces the challenge of not being able to produce enough to meet the ready market that is available. Therefore, she is seeking funds from Kiva lenders to buy farm inputs like good fertilizer and good quality seeds.Through this loan, she will double her production, and this will translate into increased income. She then intends to save more money in the future so that she can develop her farming. This loan will help Sarah to realize her dream of getting out of poverty, and she will be able to secure her family’s future. http://www.kiva.org/lend/979099
Shenna, 29, is married with three children, two of whom are currently in school.Shenna is in the agricultural business, farming rice in the Philippines. She has requested a PHP 15,000 loan through NWTF to buy fertilizers, vegetable seeds and other farm supplies.Shenna has been in this business for 5 years now, and has borrowed 4 times in the past from NWTF to sustain it.In the future, Shenna would like to save enough money so she could afford to send her children to college.
FTW helped Elizabeth to buy farm implements in Kenya
“When smallholder farmers come together, they are powerful,” says Elizabeth, a 40-year-old farmer who has three children and lives in the village of Kwanza in the Kitale area of Kenya. For the past three years she has been actively involved in mixed farming. She has been practicing crop farming, but she has not been making good profits because of poor farming implements. This is why she is kindly seeking a loan to buy farm implements. Through the loan, she will be able to buy high-quality seeds, good fertilizer, and pesticides that she will use to greatly improve her crop production. Modern farming requires the use of modern techniques and therefore using high-quality seeds will assure her of a bumper harvest and hence, increased profit levels.Elizabeth is very visionary, and her goal for the season is to boost her crop production and be able to get more crop output than the previous year. All this can be achieved through lenders’ help and goodwill.Elizabeth is a responsible mum and a hard worker who is willing to make every effort to meet her goals which includes leaving her farming business to her children one day to continue the work. Help Elizabeth with the loan she needs and allow him to realize her dreams.
FTW helped Marcelino to buy sacks of rice and vegetable seeds, medicines, and fertilizer in the Philippines
Marcelino is a 57-year-old married man with two adult children. He lives with his family in a municipality of Catigbian in Bohol, Philippines. For the past 33 years, Marcelino has run a farm where he grows rice and vegetables. It is very important for him that his business can last a long time because it is the financial support for his family.Marcelino is requesting a loan to buy sacks of rice and vegetable seeds, medicines, and fertilizer to enhance the growth of his plants. In the future, he wants to improve his livelihood. http://www.kiva.org/lend/983313
FTW helped Jane to buy seeds, fertilizer and other farm inputs in Kenya.
Jane is a married woman. She has 6 children. She describes herself as focused. She operates a farm where she grows maize, beans, carrots and other crops. She has been involved in this business for 12 years. Her business is located in a fertile area and her primary customers are locals. She will use the Kes 30,000 loan to buy seeds, fertilizer and other farm inputs. This is her third loan with SMEP Microfinance Bank. Previous loans were repaid successfully. She will use the anticipated profits to purchase additional stock. http://www.kiva.org/lend/983720
FTW helped Adelaida to purchase new seedlings and organic fertilizer to improve her garden in the Philippines.
Adelaida has been working with her husband on their own farm to make a living. She raises crops in her garden like banana and other produce. She has successfully repaid her previous loan used for buying agriculture chemicals.To expand and improve her garden, Adelaida recently took a new loan to purchase new seedlings and organic fertilizer.
Adelaida dreams of having an additional lot in the future in order to secure a better source of income for her family. http://www.kiva.org/lend/983965
FTW helped Raul Antonio buy seeds, fertilizers, and irrigation services, to have a new plantation of tomatoes for aliño.
Raúl is an honorable farmer of 32 years old, father of two daughters of ages 10 and 6. He lives in a civil union with his partner.He is requesting a loan to expand his cultivation of tomatoes for aliño (a Colombian seasoning). The loan comes from the need to expand his land to generate good resources, with which he hopes to build an excellent future with his children. His biggest dream is to buy a house that would be the fruit of his effort and work, and inherit it to his family.The money will be used in the purchase of seeds, fertilizers, and irrigation services. http://www.kiva.org/lend/984472
Mary is 50 years old and widowed. She is blessed with three children between 24 and 12 years old. She has sold clothes, vegetables and bananas as businesses for the last 19 years and earns a monthly income of KES.20,250.This being her second loan with Vision Fund Kenya, she intends to buy fertilizers, seeds and clothes for resale in the village. She anticipates saving, paying the loan and buying food for her family from the expanded business profits. She dreams of settling down happily after her younger son’s education. http://www.kiva.org/lend/984303
Plant chemicals and his children’s work guarding the field after school were a great help in reducing these obstacles. http://www.kiva.org/lend/984518
Santiago is a man who deserves admiration. For many years, he has made a living in agriculture, since it is his best source of income. Santiago is one of many people whose lives have benefited from Kiva and ADICLA’s loans. He says that, once again, things have gone well for him since he had a good harvest, which gave him better earnings. He is requesting a new loan since it is a big help for him. This time, he will buy potato seeds and agricultural inputs for his summer crops. Santiago wants to get this loan to continue changing his life and that of his family. http://www.kiva.org/lend/985509
Pilisikila is a smallholder farmer based in Kenyenya, Kenya, which is a town near the famous Lake Victoria. Pilisikila and her husband are blessed with three children.Pilisikila has been a farmer for more than four years. She keeps poultry for eggs and grows maize and vegetables for sale. She also engages in small businesses on the side whenever an opportunity crosses her path. Despite the fluctuation of prices in the Kenyenya market, Pilisikila is very passionate and optimistic about the future of farming in Kenyenya.
She is seeking a loan to expand her farm. She intends to buy good quality seeds and fertilizer. This move is quite a big deal for her. With a loan, she seeks to continue growing a variety of crops, but on a greater scale. The demand for vegetables and other greens in Kenyenya and other parts of the country is very high. Income from this venture will negate the high farming expenses she has to deal with currently.
In the long run, with increased income, she will finally be able to satisfy her family’s basic needs. She stated, “In the future, I will be able to provide food for my family and also educate my three children.” http://www.kiva.org/lend/980790
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.