In honor of those we have known as mothers and fathers, we offer micro-loans to support those caring for their own families.
Through KIVA.ORG, we choose one mother and one father from another country and offer an interest free loan to help them expand their family business. The loan is repaid through the year, and then re-loaned to another honoree the next year. Money we would have spent on trinkets to recognize parents on Mother's Day and Father's Day is added to the new loans, along with any special gifts that have been given for the project.
The pictures and bios of our honorees are shared on Mother's Day and Father's Day, then posted so we can keep them in our prayers for the year to come. You are invited to join us in praying for these honorees, and all are welcome to help expand the amount of our annual loans.
You can learn more by visiting www.KIVA.org
Rosalie is a married woman with four children. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur. Rosalie is 46 years old and has two children who are in school.
She has a buy-and-sell vegetables business in the Philippines. Rosalie requested a loan to buy vegetables to sell in her food stall.
Rosalie would like to save enough money so she could afford to send her children to college.
Pascali lives in Ssuka, a village in Mpigi District, Uganda. He is married and a father of four children who all go to school. Pascali farms bananas, which is the family’s sole income source. He works on the farm with his wife so they can harvest good-quality bananas, which will outcompete others in the market.
Pascali is seeking a loan to buy farm inputs, such as manure, mulches and pesticides, to better his farm’s conditions, which will result in better product quality and quantity.