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  • Volunteer Mentor
    Christian Golo
    Accra, Ghana

    Feb 26, 2018

    I just finished reading Zidisha: P2P Microfinance about Betsty Ramser Jaime and I am more than happy, and want to say thank you to Team Zidisha for your generosity, kindness and desire to support the have not and their dependents have a breakthrough in their life.

    What interest me most and made me feel so humble is the last paragraph which says "I hope that borrowers know how inspired we are by their stories and perseverance. Our borrowers are always quick to thank the lenders and volunteers and show their appreciation. I know that if I’m having a bad day, one of my favorite things to do is to read through the kind comments or notes that I’ve received from borrowers. Zidisha is such a supportive community and I’m always learning lessons from the borrowers that I can take and apply in my own life".
    God bless you all for the wonderful things you are doing in the lives of many people.


  • Entrepreneurs' Story Writer
    Betsy Ramser Jaime
    United States

    Feb 26, 2018

    Thank you so much for the kind words, Christian! We're so proud of you and the work you're doing!


  • Country Liaison
    Laurie
    United States

    Feb 26, 2018

    Yes, thank you, Christian for those kind words. I'm sure that everyone working here who reads what you wrote appreciates the sentiment very much. And I second the rest of what Betsy said above, too. :)

    Betsy, we all are really proud of the work you're doing, as well. :))
    It's true what Julia mentioned in your piece, you *do* make us feel as though we've "met" the student or the entrepreneur whose story you've written about in the blog. I'm sure your pieces encourage others to join and lend, and to "converse" with borrowers on their "Discussion" screens. Thank you for what you do, too! :)


  • Volunteer Mentor
    Fitri Fauziyah
    Kota Surabaya, Indonesia

    Feb 26, 2018

    you know, at first I always thought that Betsy has interviewed the borrower before she post it in blog, I guess I'm wrong. Her writing skill is amazing how she describe the borrowers story on the blog. Thank you for sharing wonderful story Betsy.

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    you know, at first I always thought that Betsy has interviewed the borrower before she post it in blog, I guess I'm wrong. Her writing skill is amazing how she describe the borrowers story on the blog. Thank you for sharing wonderful story Betsy.


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    • Country Liaison
      Laurie
      United States

      Feb 27, 2018

      I think she does also interview borrowers, Fitri.
      Correct me if I'm wrong, Betsy. ;)

      • Volunteer Mentor
        Fitri Fauziyah
        Kota Surabaya, Indonesia

        Feb 27, 2018

        Yes Laurie, you are correct. I just recently read the new one, the one cristian told about.
        It's my own conclusion from Mary thread that she share few days ago that she just find out that she was featured on the blog. And from some of the post on the blog before.

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        Yes Laurie, you are correct. I just recently read the new one, the one cristian told about.
        It's my own conclusion from Mary thread that she share few days ago that she just find out that she was featured on the blog. And from some of the post on the blog before.

      • Entrepreneurs' Story Writer
        Betsy Ramser Jaime
        United States

        Feb 28, 2018

        Yes! You are correct, Laurie. Some interviews are done through email interviews with the borrowers and others are done via their profiles. I wish I could do more of them directly though email but I only hear back from less than 10% of the borrowers I contact, so I'm able to fill in with content directly from their profiles.

    • Entrepreneurs' Story Writer
      Betsy Ramser Jaime
      United States

      Feb 28, 2018

      Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments, Fitri, I really appreciate it!

      • Julie
        Free-attle, United States

        Mar 12, 2018

        Betsy, how about doing one on Fitri? :-)


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        • Volunteer Mentor
          Fitri Fauziyah
          Kota Surabaya, Indonesia

          Mar 12, 2018

          oh no, please, that's not good Idea I think. my business Just so so. I'm more focuss with work at the moment.

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          oh no, please, that's not good Idea I think. my business Just so so. I'm more focuss with work at the moment.


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  • Hagan Golo
    Teshie - Accra, Ghana

    Feb 27, 2018

    It's great to part of this "great family" I am learning so much and I see a brighter future for myself and many other colleagues in the less developed countries rising higher with this support from Zidisha. I am delighted and grateful to be accepted here into Zidisha.


  • Volunteer Mentor
    John Thiaro
    Nakuru, Kenya

    Feb 27, 2018

    Betsy is a blessing to Zidisha, she featured my story one day on her blogs and it was so nice and sweet that I could hardly believe am reading something about myself!!!!

    Here is my story p2p-microlending-blog.zidis...

    • Julie
      Free-attle, United States

      Feb 28, 2018

      800 chickens! Wow. That's amazing, John. They must keep you very busy.


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      • Volunteer Mentor
        John Thiaro
        Nakuru, Kenya

        Feb 28, 2018

        Oh yes, they do.....I have now diversified and am supplying to hotels, schools, institutions and this has been a better and bigger challenge. The advantage is that am now getting more $$$$$$. That is why am fund-raising at the moment to buy a vehicle for this work.


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  • Edwin Mmwacha
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Feb 27, 2018

    Well said Hagan there are so many efforts from willing hearts that make it work to Betsy and the others good work guys.


  • Cynthia Ama Ohenewaa
    Adenta Sda, Ghana

    Feb 28, 2018

    Interesting piece, I just visited the blog and read stories by Betsty Ramser Jaime and I'm really happy and inspired. You people made me learnt a lot of things. Thank you all for your self education. God bless you all.


  • Feb 28, 2018

    Lovely Betsty Ramser Jaime, you are really doing great. Your encouragement is enough to propel many of us to achieve our dreams. God bless you and keep it up.


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