And Other Worthy Things
I do realize that I have food-related themes going with my titles once in awhile. That's what happens when you like to cook, you like to eat and the shoe fits. Well, shoes aren't always edible. Okay, never met an edible shoe but it doesn't mean they aren't out there somewhere. I'm sure some celebrity has a pair sitting in their closet. But, that's not why we're all here today...
Welcome To A New Year!!
So, I thank you all for gathering here together to usher in a new year and a new set of Kiva loans. We have been exceptionally fortunate to have received $160.30 in loan repayments during the month of January. These have brought our total up to $244.30 in the Kiva credit account. Without additional "outside" contributions, we've been able to assist four new Entrepreneurs this morning (or afternoon or evening, depending on your time zone). We have also had one of our earlier recipients repay their loan in full though I'll get to that shortly. But first, please say hello to our newest partners in business around the world.
WTPF LATEST LOCAL NEWS UPDATES
As stated above, we do have great news about one of our previous Entrepreneurs - Ben Ruhinda's Group in Ibanda, Uganda. Their full loan request was $4700.00 to purchase additional drugs and supplies for a veterinary pharmacy, which services the local farmer's livestock. Their repayment period was over 6 months beginning November, 2009. The Group began payments in October and the debt fully repaid by January, 2010. Thanks to the Ben Ruhinda Group!!!
TRAVEL UNRAVELLED BLOG
Since my last report on new blog entries, three articles have been posted:
WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS!! If you have an idea for a TU entry, please send an e-mail to unravelled [at] travellerspoint [dot] com. Include your subject, a short description of the material you would like to cover and a request to be added as an author. If possible, send a short sample of your entry. If things don't pick up soon, our Editors are all going to go traveling themselves and I'll never find them again. Please keep them busy so I know where they are... Just a thought...
PS: The TP Foundation earns $5.00 from every published submission.
THE BOOK CLUB
Only one book has been reviewed recently:
I know people are reading books. It says so in The Book Club thread in the Off Topic forum. Hey guys! Come on over to The Book Club blog and review what you've read. We'd love to read about your selections. Really! We like reading! A lot!
PS: Just as a reminder, The Book Club is affiliated with the Amazon Associates Program. Follow a link in a review, make a purchase (books, products, gift cards, etc.) and the TP Foundation earns a percentage of the purchase price. Valentine's Day is just around the corner...
A Final Word...
I shall end here and let you get back to your regularly scheduled activities. Mine is working up the end of the month earning for January so I can report back soon. Thank you all again for being excellent contributors and followers of the Foundation. Enjoy and that's just my two cents worth...