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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Total amount lent:
To buy a new motorbike
I want to start a barbaring business
Replenish of stock
Alhajj Bilal Alidu
Supporting brilliant but needy children in my community.
The supply of flour egg coffee for caffe
Buying a large format printer for my printing press
Additional crates of sodas, juices & bottled water
Adomako credit cards and mobile money
Loan for capital increase
Heni Ratna Sriwijayanti Sriwijayanti
Buy c9 pack
Buying supplies for a restaurant
Help fund my business ventures
A support in my provisions business
Replenish stock, buying stationery and assorted small office
Jauhari Alin Muntohar
Beauty products stock
Renovation of my greenhouse
Supplies of materials to fulfill orders
Cindy Yunita Chandra
I want to add stock of electrical items and mpesa
Stocks of staple goods
Tuition for college diploma
Loan for stock of beauty products and ladies' footwear
Petroleum jelly and poultyr
Small scale business
Wholesale party clothing purchases
Additional capital for product purchases
Helem supplies at the helmet shop
Mobile phones, laptops accessories, and repair shop.
Charles Baffoe Agyapong
Purchase of whiteboard
Additional capital sales
New fashion wares for my shop
Faustina Ankrah Abradu
Joining up an online business
Buy steel frame, drill machine, and zinc frames
Loan to buy a delivery vehicle(van) for my goods at my shop
Msi trading capital
Shilfia Bob Said
Supplies of household goods
Ardian Ragil Septiana
Broiler chicken supply
Maize and wheat for my grocery.
Food stock for my grocery shop
Loan to buy mobile phones&accessories
M pesa technology
Purchase of more watches
Inventory for clothing and shoes
Everlasting Mawuhi Landzo
Fast cash loans
Victor Febriyanto Siagian
I borrowed funds for salon supplies
Nuri Hambali Hambali
Buying of building materials for resales.
Complete my stalled house
Bags of cement for housing project
More stalk for my beauty shop
Renovation work at the shop
Fees for my daughter at college
Additional capital of the business of buying and selling second hand phone online
Poyek online comers
Purchase of lab reagents and equipment
Papers for printing books
Athens arena video &soccer shows
Loan to purchase more computers to my cybercafe
Final construction of my irrigation project.
Poultry farming l
Mtn mobile moneyless
Selling food stuffs for school fees
Selling basic commodities
Business capital loan
Gin Gin Harahap
Shoes and leader sandals
Increase the trade
Smart phone so i can work online on the go
To purchase cement and sand
Nicholas Kwasi Ahwiren
Cicik Murn Pratiwi
Sobolo project 2
A new printer for computer centre
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The entrepreneurs develop businesses or acquire education to improve their earnings
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