Thursday, March 28, 2013

Letter from Henrique

This isn't so much a letter from Henrique as a status report from someone at the center he attends:

Dear sponsor Ms. Beverly Sykes,

Is everything fine with you?

I am Iolanda and I'm writing in Luiz Henrique's name.  He is a happy boy who has grown up strong and healthily, he has already weighed 19 kilograms and he measures 1.07 meters tall.

He lives with his mom and with his siblings and he attends the church.  Here at the project he is a friend of his friends and he likes to play ball (soccer).  He is on school vacation now and on vacation from the project as well and he will return to the regular activities in February.  Pray for him and for his family.

Thank you because you love him and believe in the life of children like Luiz Henrique.

On Luiz Henrique's behalf (monitor Iolanda)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

New Kiva Loan

This woman is in Georgia and I love the idea of helping her buy "wine trees"!

Megi is a 33-year-old woman living in the Bolnisi district with her 42-year-old husband Besik. The family has one milk cow and a plot of agricultural land where they have a vineyard. Megi is milking the cow to make dairy products and Besik is harvesting grapes to make wine. All products are sold locally at the markets and the family gets a small monthly income. They both are very experienced in their fields as they are working at them for 15 years. Megi requested a loan to expand her agricultural business. As she has a plot of unused land she will purchase samples of wine trees, Basik will plant them and grow grapes to make more wine. This will increase the family income and family will be able to have better living conditions.