I hope this month has seen you settle in to the New Year with ease and grace and you are enjoying the sunshine.
We’ve been busy over the last few months working on some fantastic projects that you can become involved in, and we would appreciate your help. I’ll let you know how below.
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Firstly, our gift store.
Due to the amazing work of our founder, Brian’s super talented wife, Prue, we have the option for you to ‘gift’ someone a small loan to our business women in Africa. We are so excited, as it really is the greatest gift, both for someone who has everything and for someone who has very little.
We also would appreciate so very much, you recommending our page on Facebook, so we can spread the word.
A Proposed Schools Program
We are also in the process of creating our very own ‘schools program’. Our dedicated volunteer Kamaia has been working on this wonderful project and we’re looking forward to rolling it out this year. We will have a presentation on the work of MicroLoan Foundation of Australia that will be delivered to school students, curriculum related activities, and resources for teachers and students. These will be available on the website soon.
We’ll be looking for people who can help us deliver presentations to schools so if you’re excited about microloans and interested in knowing more, please send an email to Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, and very excitingly, our partners over in MLF UK are inviting all of our supporters to join them on their trip to Malawi in April – an immersion trip not to be missed. If challenging yourself was on your list of ‘to do’s ‘for this year, then this is a must for you.
I have included another case study from one of our amazing women, I am sure you will agree the dedication and commitment from Annie Mukarangeya
Annie is the secretary for the Tayamba (“we have begun”) group, and she has been a member since its formation in 2011. She takes her loans for buying fish. She rides her bicycle 40 km to Lake Chilwa to purchase the fish two or three times a month. She sells the fish in the Phalombe market, which is about 5 km from her village, although she would like to expand her business to selling in the Chitakale market, which is 35 km away. Her business has grown since taking the loans, because initially she could only get fish once a month, but with the bigger capital she now has she can buy fish more often and bring back larger quantities. Hoping to expand to the larger market, she would be able to gain even more in profits because she could charge more money for the fish there.
It is something worth supporting in whatever way you can.
So in signing off, please like our facebook page, recommend our email email@example.com to someone like-minded and interested in international communities, or sign up to challenge yourself for the greatest adventure yet.
For more information, visit our website: www.microloanfoundation.org.au