When It Shelters The Body And Comforts The Soul
02.09.2009 - 02.09.2009
Thank you Phillip Moffitt for a fitting title.
As stated in previous blog entries, we're spreading the "wealth" around and this week's contributions have been made in the name of housing and construction. All four of the recipients are using their loans to improve their living conditions - from installing an indoor bathroom to adding a room for their children to building a new house large enough for their family to purchasing equipment to accommodate their rental rooms.
Since I don't have much else to say until the end of this entry - please say hello to out newest Entrepreneurs!!!
OUR LOAN RECIPIENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
“I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.” - Mahatma Gandhi
WTPF LATEST LOCAL NEWS UPDATES
Since out last update, two more entries have been published. This brings the TPF contributions to $35.00 with another entry waiting in the wings for editorial input. (Funds are only contributed upon entry publication.)
Please check out:
A Few Ways to Avoid Getting Robbed in Central America - by Marina K. Villatoro (mvillatoro)
This entry will give you some tips and tricks for keeping you valuables (documents, jewelry, money, luggage, etc.) safe while in transit. Marina shares her experiences (and those of some friends) as "victims of theft". Along the way, you will also be given sound advice on how to avoid the same fate.
TAXXIII!!: THE ART OF GRABBING A CAB IN THE BIG WIDE WORLD. - by Derek Logan (Piecar)
Travel along with Derek as he takes the cab rides from Hell. Okay, not all of them - but some. Learn which drivers can be trusted and which can not. You'll never look at a cab driver the same way again.
Stay Tuned for: I GET THE HEX! - Mwahahahahaha!!!!
THE BOOK CLUB
I'm afraid nothing has changed since the last blog entry. We're still sitting at $11.02 and we won't see that come available until the end of October. (The Amazon Associates Program takes 60 days to release funds.) So, until that time - somebody please read a book and write a review! I'm begging! Really! On hands and knees!
Oh, on that note, another review will be in the works shortly. Thank you Dr. P. (Eric) for having a book sent to me by a Affirm Press. It arrived a few days ago and I have begun the journey through it's pages. It is Paradise Updated by Mic Looby who is a former Lonely Planet guide book author. I'm 50 pages in and it's proving to be an interesting ride through the guidebook industry. (Now, if a review on a book such as this doesn't garner some interest...)
END OF MONTH STATS AND WHATEVER
To date, we have the following funds waiting in the wings:
Travel Unravelled: $35.00
To date, we have made twelve loans to Kiva Entrepreneurs. Of those twelve, nine have been fully funded and most repayments begin October 1, 2009. For more information about our funding, please check out:
Havana Good Day, Evening, Night - depending on your time zone - and that's just my two cents worth...