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!
Did you know that a loan of just $100 is enough to change a life in a developing country? Just a bit of capital to invest in a business or education can double or triple a disadvantaged entrepreneur's income - providing a sustainable livelihood for their family and securing better education for their children.
That's why I decided to dedicate my birthday this year. Instead of gifts, I'm accepting donations on behalf of Zidisha, a registered US nonprofit that facilitates microloans in the world's poorest places.
100% of your donation will go straight to the entrepreneurs, and you'll receive an update on how the funds were spent. Best of all, when the loans are repaid they will be relent again and again to fund new loan projects - truly a gift that keeps on giving!
Number of projects funded:
Total amount lent:
Loan to purchase solar for my salon
Add seven computers to my cybercafe
Loan to rent a store room
More stock so i can meet customer demands
Retail food business
Engineering survey equipment
Materials for making furniture
New stock for my business
Adding my mpesa capital
Stock of dressmaking materials for holiday season
Investing in the business
Loan to pay my second year first semester tuition fees.
Kyeremeh Yaw Paul
Delivering fresh produce to local restaurants
Edem Koku Addo
Apparel stocks and kitchen tools
Drugs and food supplements
Francis Kennedy Appiah
Loan to buy drugs for my poultry farm business
Dadarti Kwaku Atta
Bamako_community based outreach pharmaceutical outlet
Paints ,vanishes and materials for t-shirts
Loan to pay my child school fees
Supplying fibre-optic Internet connection to my clients
Loan to buy more bags of charcoal
Traditional health practitioner
Marketing prolab innovation products
Cooking oil business
Goods for my shop
Selling mobile phones, shoes & sandals
Inventory for my shop
Sale of vegetables
Phones phones for sale
Clothes and shoes so i can help the community and my family
Loan for my business selling clothes
Loan to purchase a greenhouse
Loan to fill my shop
Rentals for my clothings and beddings shop.
Mobile Phone Accessories Shop
Abdoul Aziz Kindo
Stock for daniels autospares
Loan to buy cement, nails and other building materials
Loan to network my online business
Salt and rice for my shop
Hardwares and home supplies business
Buying healthcare products to sell & investing in my farming
Alfred Kwabena Nkrumah
Loan to stock my shop
School fees and handouts for my education.
Loan to build a structure for my clothing shop
Purchase of gas oven
Business expension and diversity
Stocking my salon
Buying goods for resale ekg sugar, rice, cooking oils
Capital to purchase mobile phones
Tuition for college diploma in system engineering
Psv vehicle business
New motobike and mobile accessories for my workshop
Payment of university fees
Inventory of rice & wheat flour for my shop, and a motorbike for transport
Buy shop retail goods
Loan for human hair and rollers
Loan to buy tools & to renovate my shop
Finishing my house
Loan for Taskalfa Kyocera colour copier machine
Loan needed to make milk products: cheese, yogurt, etc.
Office equipment, stationery, and furniture purchase
Financing for agribusiness
Help me fund my online freelance business
Rice and cooking oil business
Carolyne Jerono Lagat
Business development tempeh chips
To purchase more electrical parts for my shop
Mary Asafo Agyei
Loan to buy photocopy machine
Grocery and shop retail inventory
Loan to buy inventory for men and women's clothing retail
Loan to boost my business.
I want to buy more medicines for my chemical shop
Atta Boakye Stephen
Small-scale medicine production
Selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
Improve my boutique shop
John Muriu Njuguna
Inventory of handbags, bracelets and diapers
To purchase more shoes and belts for my shop
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.