Update (17/04/2017): Oh, how time flies! Since I did this back in 2015, the $517 that was raised has resulted in funding of $2,331 for 90 projects.
Thanks again to those that have contributed in the past 2 years. I'm not setting any target this year, but feel free to give me a birthday present in the form of a donation!
Update (17/04/2016): I just noticed that in the year since I first started this, a total of 90 projects have been funded for a total of $1,426 - this from the $482 that was raised, much higher than the $330 target set!
I'm going set a soft target now of $670 ($330 for 2015, $340 for 2016), so that leaves me only $188 short!
Anyone willing to give me a birthday present in the form of a donation? :)
Update (20/04/2015): Thanks to the 10 people who donated $33 and the 1 person who took my total to $340 - higher than my first target!
I'm going to keep the campaign open for 3 more days and from now, match everyone who donates $ for $!
Yalla, let's donate people:)
Donate $33 if you can afford it. Donate less if you prefer. Just donate.
If 10 people donate $33 each I will hit my target!
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Number of projects funded:
Total amount lent:
Inventory to my shop
Beauty and hair products
Cyber cafe equipments
Fast moving business
Vincent's curtains and nets
To buy pigs feed for 3 months
Kojo Kumah Nsebor
Restocking my shoe business
Purchase of equipment,materials and paying of school fees.
Re work station
Primary capital balance uber drivers online
Restocking my phones business
Child school fees
Charity Kamfunti Mukenda
Maize for my shop
Operation extend my salon
New uniform and outing dress for my daughter
Hendry Vellani Satrio
Credit card payment
Siti Deni Rosmela
Expansion and stock
Charity Martha Matee
Loans for additional capital trading
School hand out
To support my income for new car spare part s
Purchase of production material for my business valorous shoes
Andhika Hadi Prasetyo
Improving my sanitary business
Eka Wahyuni Darma Hendra
Printing ream papers
Repair of chicken coop
Rifqi Izkar Nugraha
Electronic tools repair equipment
Mauche fashion shop
Purchase store needs
Loans to increase business capital
Buy a refrigerator for drinks at the store
Eka Wahyuni Darma Hendra
Buy a machine
Otc medicine shop
Joseph Love Sakyi Mensah
Support for my education
Target 10.000 exemplar
Willy Hari Murianto
Mtn mobile moneyless
Loan to purchase access points, modems, LAN cables, etc.
Purchase of raw materials for digital printing printing.
Fast cash loan
Evelina Tiar Simanullang
For the business capital of food stalls
Loan for iron boxes
Boadu agro chemicals
Loan to complete my mother's house
Buy raw materials for brick-making
Buying laptop and wi-fi for my business
Feterlizer and seeds for my business
New, brand clothing from neighboring country
For shop extension
Doubling my inventory of food for resale
Purchase of clothing for resale
Add more stock of wines and spirit
Knitting machine for shop
Hts nascop training at thika
Business capital loan
Achmad Ressa Zulkarnaen
Salon,school bags and shoes
More stock for mens wear
Funding self sustaining project
Bring my sick child to the hospital
We transfer 100% of your donation to low-income entrepreneurs in developing countries.
The entrepreneurs develop businesses or acquire education to improve their earnings
Entrepreneurs repay the loans, and the repayments are used to fund new loan projects.