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Vision and Verb KIVA Loans:

6/6/2012 -   Kalinisa, Kenesh Village, Kyrgyzstan 99% REPAID (currency exchange loss)

6/6/2012 -   Lama, Jordan LOAN REPAID IN FULL

6/12/2012 - Mujeres de Xeconjom Group, Guatemala LOAN REPAID IN FULL

6/12/2012 - Nuevo Horizonte Group, Mexico LOAN REPAID IN FULL

6/18/2012 - Miriam, Negev, Israel LOAN REPAID IN FULL

6/18/2012 - Noem, Ang Snoul, Cambodia  LOAN REPAID IN FULL

6/20/2012 - Phally, Takeo Province, Cambodia LOAN REPAID IN FULL

7/10/2012 - Carmel, Cadiz, Philippines LOAN REPAID IN FULL 

8/4/2012 -   Julia, Boane, Maputo, Mozambique LOAN REPAID IN FULL

8/4/2012 -   Khishigjargal, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

8/11/2012 - Miladys Dayana, Barranquilla, Colombia
LOAN REPAID IN FULL

9/23/2012 - Dugarmaa, Arhangai, Mongolia LOAN REPAID IN FULL

9/29/2012 - Divino Niño Jesus Group, Caaguazú, Paraguay LOAN REPAID IN FULL

9/29/2012 - Armando, Tonala, Mexico   LOAN REPAID IN FULL

10/17/2012 - Doraliza, Ica, Peru LOAN REPAID IN FULL

10/27/2012 - Sola, Bilasuvar, Azerbaijan LOAN REPAID IN FULL

11/27/2012 - Sergio, Huatusco, Mexico LOAN REPAID IN FULL

11/28/2012 - Sophie, Yaoundé, Cameroon LOAN REPAID IN FULL

12/29/2012 - Paradi De Dolval Group, Trou-du-Nord, Haiti
LOAN REPAID IN FULL

12/29/2012 - Makieu Andrew's Group, Kenema, Sierra Leone LOAN REPAID IN FULL

12/30/2012 - Alia, Wihdat, Jordan

1/1/2013 -     Prudence 3 Group, Brazzaville, Congo LOAN REPAID IN FULL

1/8/2013 -    Marcia De Jesús, El Sauce, Nicaragua
LOAN REPAID IN FULL

1/21/2013 -  Caroline, Toluca Lake, United States

2/5/2013 -    Diana Cecilia, Huaraz, Peru 99% REPAID (currency exchange loss)

2/20/2013 -  Lorna, Poblacion 3, Clarin, Misamis Occidental, Phillipines LOAN REPAID IN FULL

2/20/2013 - Kwamboka, Nyamira, Kenya

3/15/2013 - Halima, Malindi, Kenya LOAN REPAID IN FULL

3/15/2013 - Mwanaisha, Malindi, Kenya LOAN REPAID IN FULL

4/25/2013 - Leda Del Rosario, Managua, Nicaragu LOAN REPAID IN FULL

4/25/2013 - Seda, Ujanis village, Syuniq region, Armenia
LOAN REPAID IN FULL

5/15/2013 - Vilma, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines LOAN REPAID IN FULL

5/19/2013 - Teimuraz, Kutaisi, Georgia LOAN REPAID IN FULL

6/20/2013 - Leonora, Bogo, Cebu, Philippines

6/20/2013 - Sherry, Knoxville TN, United States

6/28/2013 - Zahava, Kiryat Ono, Israel

6/28/2013 - Ilkin, Azerbaijan

7/25/2013 - Sine, Albania

7/25/2013 - Luzdina, Pucallpa, Peru

7/25/2013 - Wossidji Iv Group, Warinibougou, Mali LOAN REPAID IN FULL

9/5/2013 -  Norma Carolina, Managua, Nicaragua

9/2/2013 -  Nubia Teresa, Montería, Colombia

9/22/2013 - Salina, Kapsabet, Kenya

9/29/2013 - Purevsuren, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

9/29/2013 - Sambath, Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia LOAN REPAID IN FULL 

10/1/2013 - Rinat, Beit Shemesh, Israel

11/3/2013 - Asiya, Ibanda, Uganda

11/3/2013 - Nafisakham, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

11/13/2013 - Harriet, Bombo Road, Uganda LOAN REPAID IN FULL

11/13/2013 - Elizabeth, Naivasha, Kenya

11/14/2013 - Sonia Antonieta, La Esperanza, Intibuca, Honduras

11/26/2013 - Lidia, Cochabamba, Bolivia

12/11/2013 - Teresa Aracely, Osicala, El Salvador

1/4/2014 - Queren Yined, Bogota, Columbia

1/4/2014 - Jorge Carlos, Cochabamba, Bolivia

1/9/2014 - Esther, Sanniquellie, Liberia

1/19/2014 - Sarim, Siem Reap, Cambodia

1/20/2014 - Betty, Kampala, Uganda LOAN REPAID IN FULL

3/4/2014 - Hulkarkhon, Khujand, Tajikistan

3/4/2014 - Fenehas Jason, Hoima, Uganda

3/6/2014 - Maa Bastaren Group, MURIBAHAL, BALANGIR, ODISHA, India

4/10/2014 - Karine, Vanadzor, Armenia

4/10/2014 - Mona, Araara, Israel

4/10/2014 - Nermin, Kosova LOAN REPAID IN FULL

4/10/2014 - Juana Patricia, El Salvador

4/17/2014 - Mentari Group, CILACAP, Indonesia

4/17/2014 - Analiza, Segatic Daku Misamis Occidental, Philippines

4/17/2014 - Shahnoz, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

4/17/2014 - Susana Del Rosario - El Salvador

5/25/2014 - Violet, Kasse, Uganda

5/25/2014 - Alba Del Socorro, Somotillo, Nicaragua

7/13/2014 - Parbati Shg Group, Junagarh, Odisha, India

7/14/2014 - Trinity, Hurungwe, Zimbabwe

7/14/2014 - Madina Khaitsa, Nakaloke, Uganda

7/18/2014 - Alicia Afua, Mallam, Accra, Ghana

7/18/2014 - Alicia Afua, Mallam, Accra, Ghana

7/18/2014 - Alicia Afua, Mallam, Accra, Ghana

 

 

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    Sunday
    Jul202014

    Our Shoppe Gallery

    While celebrating our weekends, and in the spirit of our global collaboration and community of support, we are featuring our personal art as 'Vision to Verb' notecards. 

    Our hope is that they'll inspire you to join with us in our support of KIVA - empowering people around the world with start-up business loans.

    * * *

    Notecards may be purchased directly from this page or from Our Shoppe.
    In advance -- we thank you.

    Saturday
    Jul192014

    Our Shoppe Gallery

    While celebrating our weekends, and in the spirit of our global collaboration and community of support, we are featuring our personal art as 'Vision to Verb' notecards. 

    Our hope is that they'll inspire you to join with us in our support of KIVA - empowering people around the world with start-up business loans.

    * * *

    Notecards may be purchased directly from this page or from Our Shoppe.
    In advance -- we thank you.

    Friday
    Jul182014

    when the universe is in charge

    I would have never imagined the nature of the journey that has brought me to the fiftieth year of my life.

     

    While finishing my studies at university I considered myself  an intellectual who was very brainy but also a bit peculiar. I didn´t want to have a regular life with middle-class touches. I knew I would develop a successful professional career and would have a rich and interesting life. So I started to make decisions according to these preconceived ideas about life and they became my reality.

    When I was 21, I was living by myself and met the person that later on would be my husband.  I started to work as a teacher at university at age 24 and defended my PHD Thesis when I was 31. I already owned a house, still lived alone and I was about to start a collaboration with an international organization. That was the life I had dreamed of: independence, a partner that was ready to accept it, classes, travels, time to read and write... but I was not happy. Not at all.  I had a good life but it was  not as perfect as I wanted it to be. In fact, I found it riddled with errors.

    No one knew it, not even me, but my internal unease caused by my past (that hadn´t finished yet and was creating new wounds on top of the old ones) and all the unresolved issues related to it were tormenting me and leading me to such a level of self-demand  that I was indeed, falling apart.

    And then, one day, someway, something moved. A tiny clue showed me the path. And a new light promoted a new attitude that gave way to new perspectives and viewpoints. They created a new mood and strategies which set new goals and actions. And a new sense of being good enough emerged. 

    Suddenly, all the things that seemed imperfect previously: my partner, my house, my work and of course myself… my whole life, you see, seemed not that bad. 

    I realized that all the events had a reason to be. All the lessons had to be learnt. All the pain had to be felt . All the challenges had to be faced up. All the uncertainty had to be assumed.  I understood that I had to get it wrong to get it right because somehow, I needed  to feel through the eyes (and heart) of my  eternal essence in order to  access my  soul´s inner voice.

    There was not drama after all. I realized that there was only an ongoing process of learning, a progressive act of surrendering.  Through it I have ended up finding not only my true self and a meaningful life, but new spaces where that voice matters.

     

    I never expected to feel so joyful, so free, so “easy” at this moment of my life.

    I never expected to be sailing the seas of this existence of mine so peacefully and in such a good company.

    I never expected to be here right now. Not even in my craziest dreams.

    But here I am. And for this I am grateful.

     

    Thanks so much dear friends. You all,  your amazing wisdom and  true kindness, have been an inspiration to me throughout this journey. Much Love.