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Josephine shows Tanya and Wambui the pot of beans cooking for the lunch meal for students at her school.

“Life has improved”: Updates from Kenya Small Business Fund

Exciting updates! Just yesterday I received a whole packet of business reports and new business plans from the latest 10 Small Business Fund grant recipients in the Korogocho area of Nairobi, Kenya. It’s thrilling to see our investment (in the form of small grants) making a positive impact in so many families! Below are 3 updates from […]

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Stanly, Janet, and other new grant recipients completing their business plans with the guidance of Canaan Gondwe (standing).

Success Story: Fikani Bicycle Transporting Service

Business Members: Stanly Kumwenda (23), Janet Banda (20), Harry Kumwenda (child) Product: Bicycle Transportation Services Area served: Manyamula, Malawi Received SIA grant: $100 on October 9, 2014 Profit after 3 months: $105 Stanly and Janet married young. His parents never had money for enough food or clothing for everyone. The newlyweds were eager to start […]

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Rock on, Emmanuel!

“Feel welcome, feel welcome!” The band – with keyboard, a drum kit, and a whole line of singers – sang us into the full meeting hall.  The music, the dancing, the warm smiles certainly made us feel very welcome. Boyd and I settled in to meet and share with the members of the Manyamula COMSIP Cooperative […]

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Meanly’s Family Farm

It was still morning on July 10th and we were already visiting our fourth Small Business Fund (SBF) family in Manyamula Village, Malawi. The morning started with me, Boyd (SIA Advisory Board member), and Canaan Gondwe (local SIA SBF Coordinator) in the truck, along with our driver, Mr. Mango. By the time we reached Chisomo Place, […]

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Winkly and his wife invited us in their home to tell how they both received and gave piglets through Sharing the Gift. They are proud of their brick house.

Generosity is Catching

Last week I heard another story of pay-it-forward generosity. A chain of 457 people each offered to pay for the drink of the person behind them at the Florida Starbucks drive-thru. There’s something about generosity. When we see other people giving we also want to give. My Facebook feed has been flooded (no pun intended) with buckets of […]

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