Borrowers Making a Difference

A group dedicated to promoting borrowers making a difference to the lives of others... Whether its by feeding school children, loans targeted at preventing the spread of more serious health issues, or borrowers whose focus is generally on making a difference & helping the wider community, rather than just themselves & their own families needs (which of course is also important, but not the purpose of this group). Lets get these valuable loans funded :-)

Loans Raised

This month: $11,874

Last month: $0

All time: $11,874


  • TomF925     Aug 9, 2018

    Recommend the full post from Francis Mbewe, Jul 30, 2018:
    Here is a highlight:
    "This July i had an opportunity of been part of 200 young Africans who met 44th President of the USA, Barack Obama and my dreams of creating opportunities for women and girls in remote villages was renewed! It was a life changing conference... "

    btw, you may also want to see some of the videos, including Obama’s and, if you look carefully at the “Leaders: Africa Ethical Leadership in Africa” video at:
    you will see Francis with the Zambia contingency in some of the quick audience shots, right there in the front row.

  • Treesforpeople     May 1, 2018

    Boniface supports an orphan:


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  • Treesforpeople     Mar 30, 2018

    Castin has a business encouraging tree planting:


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  • TomF925     Mar 24, 2018

    Yes, that video, Emma, is really important. Many thanks!


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  • Treesforpeople     Mar 24, 2018

    The solar pump for Kennedy's school loan looks more likely to reach its target this time. Still $200 needed, and only 4 days left.


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  • Treesforpeople     Mar 13, 2018

    Thanks for the links Emma - I lent to the two that were still active. That TED talk was very impressive. I'm really glad to have watched it - so thank you for sharing. It has clarified my feeling that I want to lend to those Zidisha borrowers who support their nephews and nieces, and bring up orphans as their own. So many of them do this with barely a mention in their loans, as the kids are just part of their families, but it's so important.


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  • Emma     Mar 7, 2018

    You saw her too :-) Thanks for posting that Trees :-) I lent a bit to her before, but didn't post it here yet.... It sounds like she says 'orphanage' when she actually means 'orphans'..... Like I said I also lent to her earlier, so agree I definitely want to support :-) But, thought I'd take the opportunity to just quickly bring to light that supporting actual 'orphanages', as in the organisations, isn't often a great thing to do.... BUT like I said, I think she just wrote it as a typo :-) Rather than saying much more about it, I'll just link a video :-) No pressure to watch it... But if you're curious, its some interesting food for thought :-) I honestly don't know enough about it to make a very informed decision, I just though this was interesting:

    PS. While lenders helping orphans are on the brain, here's a similar loan:
    & Jonathon, if I haven't posted him before:
    Think I already posted Ofori, but again:
    & lastly, pretty unrelated, but this chap seems like a lovely lad to support, so still thought I'd share his loan :-)


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  • Treesforpeople     Mar 7, 2018

    Lucy is looking for money for the school fees of two orphaned children:


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  • Emma     Feb 25, 2018

    Thanks for the posts Trees :-)

    I missed Lucky, but he got funded!!! That alone is worth celebrating of late... crazy how many aren't being funded. I'm following him for next time. (Thanks again)

    I hope Evalyne gets funded this time.... I donated more this time, and its looking promising, only $50 left with 8 days to go :-)

    Made me sad to see Kennedy's loan also get added to the many expired loans of late :-( Same thing for Japheth, Martin etc. Fingers crossed this is just a temporary lull. Speaking of expired loans, thought I'd post Erastus' newer loan link here (thanks for posting it to AfricaLeap already Trees) he's got 2 days left to be funded -

    Thanks again for keeping up to date with good folk Trees... Definitely appreciated :-)

    EDIT: Martin reposted his loan:
    Ofori reposted his loan:
    Ronald posted his driplines loan again:

    All the best, Emma.


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  • Treesforpeople     Feb 20, 2018

    Lucky uses the profits from his business to educate his 3 orphaned nieces/nephews, as well as his own children.

    Evalyne is also bringing up an orphan.


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  • Treesforpeople     Jan 29, 2018

    Here's a good one - Kennedy's loan is for a solar powered water pump to ensure children get clean water at school. It's a big loan though, and only has three days left, so it'll have a job to get funded.


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  • Treesforpeople     Jan 24, 2018

    Thanks Emma. The link to Japheth didn't work - do you know if he got funded this time?


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    • Emma     Jan 24, 2018

      He wasn't :-( I'm guessing people just aren't seeing his loan... Here it is again Trees (& anyone else you wants to help) -

      Cheers for the other loan to Charles you posted too :-) I popped in my little bit... All the best, Emma.


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  • Emma     Jan 20, 2018

    Thanks for that Trees :-) Jacob's link worked, but he's been funded already... which is great to see, so many are expiring these days...

    Speaking of which... Surprisingly, Japheth's loan expired AGAIN... I have no idea why he's not getting more support for his loan? Drip lines are such a wonderful form of irrigation... such a shame he isn't featured on the 'staff picks' page, I guess his 68% payment record probably hinders him a bit... Anyway, I hope he gets funded this time, hopefully more people see his loan :-)

    These also expired, so thought I'd repost the new loans:


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  • Treesforpeople     Jan 19, 2018

    Chantal works for an organisation which helps children and families affected by congenital disorders to get access to treatment, foster support groups, as well as create awareness about the causes and treatment plan for some of these conditions.

  • Treesforpeople     Jan 14, 2018

    Jacob is a customer care agent at a solar power company. He's looking for money to buy a laptop. The company has provided solar lamps to disabled people/orphans.

    • Emma     Jan 15, 2018

      This link didn't work for me... but I'd be happy to loan to him :-) If you happen to get an email about whatever refreshed loan he posts, do give us a yell :-) ... if you want to of course.

      Thanks for all your great suggestions Trees... Both on here & Africa Leap :-) I also noticed you lent to everyone I posted before, & I posted so many... gosh you're good. Just wanted to say it hasn't gone unnoticed :-) Hope you've been well Trees, thanks again for everything as always. Emma.


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  • Treesforpeople     Jan 8, 2018

    Many thanks Emma! :-)


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  • Emma     Jan 7, 2018

    Just wanted to pop a quick msg to say something happened with Japheth's loan I posted earlier & his loan got refreshed...

    So thought I'd post his newer link for anyone who might want to lend to him again: - Its great to see him using drip irrigation for his crops, hopefully he teaches others in his community how to do it in the future :-)

    Also, a few of those previous loans I posted didn't get funded... Here are their updated loans they posted more recently:
    All 3 of those have changed a little from their previous loan requests, but thought I would still post them again anyway, for those who still want to help.

    Lastly, the other 3 of those loans from before have now been funded which is great to see! But these haven't yet, so thought I'd post again seeing as so many seem to be expiring these days. (SIDE NOTE; You've already lent to these Trees, & Bjorn you've also lent to the first chap).

    All the best everyone, Emma.

  • Treesforpeople     Jan 4, 2018

    Thanks very much Emma! I've lent to the ones I could, and have commented in AfricaLeap. Happy New Year! :-)


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  • Emma     Dec 30, 2017

    Most of these loans were fantastic :-)
    Thanks so much for all your posts Trees!

    I lent to most that you posted (liked the ones I did), but as I mentioned on AfricaLeap, there was just a couple that clashed with my values so I didn't lend to those... Joyce runs a beauty/clothes/accessories shop & Obed has a clothing/shoes business. But most were wonderful :-) I still feel a little bad not lending when it seems like they're still good people, trying they're best to do the right thing, but when there are so many people who are only really contributing positively with their businesses, I struggle to put money towards loans when they have side businesses that I think can often have more of a negative effect on the community (fuelling vanity/over-consumption/bad-habits etc.)

    But as I said, most of these are absolutely wonderful, as aalways :-) Thanks for always posting so many great loans Trees :-) You know how much its appreciated :-) Hope life's been making you smile, Emma.

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