I know that is a weird thing to think about but after being gone from my house for 5 months I wondered. When I walked in late Tuesday night after a day of traveling I was not sure what I would find. I mean let’s face it—my husband has been a bachelor for 5 months and even though he has not been here at the house THAT much I was still a little concerned. But I walked in and it hit me. My house still smelled like my house! I think every house has a certain smell to it and hopefully a good one. Well, mine does and I am happy to report that it still does!!! Yippee!!!
The hubby did well keeping things in line here and thanks to some other great folks who have been doing the “weekly water the plants and check on the house ” detail all was well when I arrived home. What a nice feeling. And what a great feeling to sleep in my own bed and wake up in my own bed!!! I could get used to this! But before long I am sure that too will grow old and I will be ready to roam a bit. We will see.
I promised I would let you all know who we are supporting on KIVA and I got busy today and loaned and made notes on who “we” loaned to! Make sure to check out KIVA sometime and loan on your own if you want!!! Anyway–I made 7 loans and here is who we loaned to!!!
Wenvoo Mbokwe from Kenya. She is 37, married and has 5 children from ages 5 months to 15 years. She sells brooms and will use the loan to purchase reeds for more brooms. Her goal is to run a greengrocery in 5 years with fresh vegetables and fruits.
Maryam from Jordan. She is 48 years old and works as a pharmacist’s assistant. She has a son, Mohammad, who loves sport and wants to pursue a career in physical education. She is seeking the loan to help pay for his semester fees. She is a conservative woman and so asked that the picture be of her son and not herself.
Olga Pimentel from the Phillipines. She is 34, married and has 3 school age children. She wants to continue to improve their status and will use the loan money to buy feed, vitamins, vaccines and maintenance of her hog business.
Alphonsine from Rwanda. She is 35, married and has 3 children ranging in ages from 9 to 17 years. She sells chickens and works daily from 7 am to 5 pm. She employes 2 people and has had her business for 3 years. She wants to use the loan money to buy more chickens to sell.
Joaquin Emillio Zapato Cuervo is from Colombia. He is separated but has sole responsibility for the cost of the household where he lives with all 5 of his children. He is a hard worker and wants his children to to have more than he has had growing up. He wants to provide for them in every way. He sells timber and needs to buy more tree lots in order to satisfy his customer’s orders. He will use the loan money to buy tree lots.
Tsolmanbaatar Turmurbaatar is from Mongolia. He drives a taxi and will use the loan money to buy spare parts when needed. He lives with his parents, brothers and sisters and has run his taxi business since 2001. He travels 5 times a week from his town to the capital which averages 250 kilometers per trip. He is a hard worker and was able to buy a new taxi recently.
Hopefully all of these loans will get fully funded and I will be able to report back over time how our folks are doing!!! Thanks again for all of your great comments!!! You are what made the difference!!! Yay You!