I went to the London Super Comic Con and had a fantastic time! I dressed up as Alana from my favorite comic Saga, though compared to the other cosplayers’ outfits, it would have been easy to assume that I wasn’t in a costume. I listened to a presentation about Spiderman by write Dan Slott and got him to autograph my copy of Superior Spiderman #1. He was really nice and even posed for a few pictures with me. Totally worth the 2 hour wait in line.
Tahreer is 33 years old and a married woman. Her husband works as a driver to support his family. On the other hand, she sells blankets and bed covers at home to bring in more income for the family. Tahreer is applying for a loan to purchase bigger sizes of blankets and different qualities.
It’s clear to Alba, 30, that her priority is her family’s well-being and that to attain it any sacrifice is small. Because of this, she decided five years ago to leave the firm she worked for to care for her children who are 15 and 5 years of age. At the same time, she decided to open a small store at home to cover household expenses and guarantee better living conditions for her children. Today, she’s happy with her business and feels that it was the best decision because her work allows her to care for her children.
Her greatest dream is to see her business grow to become a self-service market. She’s currently asking for a loan to buy school supplies to increase her sales level and take advantage of the back-to-school season. She hopes to continue growing as a micro businesswoman and to improve her family’s quality of life.
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Batman The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
Batman Dark Victory by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
Batman Haunted Knight by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
Batman Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli
The Means of Reproduction by Michelle Goldberg
10 days in Hyderabad, 2 days in Madurai, and 5 days in Delhi
Visiting friends in Manhattan for the week with a quick trip up to Montreal for the weekend
Erusa is a married woman. She has two children, ages 8 and 13 years old. She describes herself to be honest. She operates a beauty salon where she provides hair services. She has been involved in this business for 8 years. Her business is located within a competitive market. She describes her biggest business challenge to be stiff competition within the area.
Erusa will use the Kes 11,100 loan to purchase a water tank. Her business goal is to run a cosmetics shop within 5 years. She hopes that in the future, she will expand her business. Besides running a beauty salon, she also runs a rental houses estate for residents.
Clifford, 44 years old and single, lives with his child in Bitibut, Sapang Dalaga where he has been operating a motorcycle transport service business for almost five years now, earning PHP 6,000 a month. To improve his enterprise, Clifford is requesting a loan of PHP 20,000 from GDMPC, which he recently joined, to obtain accessories and tires. Before long, he hopes to expand his business.
Kiva now distributes loans in India!
Saria is a 56-year-old married woman living with her husband and her 19-year-old son. She is suffering from leprosy. She is a hardworking person and has developed a good rapport with her neighbors through her small business. She runs a betel shop with the support of her husband, who is a security guard. She sells incense sticks, detergents, bathing soaps, hair oil, toothpaste, toothbrushes etc.
Saria is an active woman. She works hard to provide an education for her son who is going to college right now. She needs to refill her stock every three days by travelling to the nearest wholesale market in the village.
Saria requested a loan of 30,000 Indian Rupees (INR) through which she will purchase soap, detergents, hair oil, and toothpaste in greater quantity and variety for her shop. This will help her to reduce her transportation and buying costs, increasing her margin on the merchandise. She aspires to save enough money to afford to put her son through college and see him become an engineer.
Juan Francisco is thirty-nine years old and lives together with his partner and his three children in a house of his own. He works in agriculture, particularly growing corn. He has been doing this for a lot of years and this helps him to always get the best harvests. The cultivated land is located in a very popular area for agricultural activities and it is close to his house. He sells in all the nearby areas and has a lot of customers, because people know that everything he sells is high quality, affordable, and above all he provides an excellent service. Juan is a very responsible man, honest and humble. He is always expecting new opportunities to come up because he is always looking to be successful. This sowing season he wants to increase production, but he doesn’t have enough capital to buy supplies, that’s why he decided to request Integral for a loan that will allow him to buy corn seeds, insecticides, herbicides, tools, etc. Juan is a man of word and commits to repay his loan, and expects to be able to offer his family a better life.
Found this in the same resale shop in 2011. I think my Hermes collection is officially complete.
Found this in a resale shop in Edinburgh in December 2010. Fate was on my side.
I haven’t been anywhere new in a while, but have been on multiple planes. I think October is looking good for a trip to NYC and perhaps Montreal, while next summer might include a catamaran trip in the Virgin Islands!
I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a Facilitator for Group I3 once again for this year’s HOBY WLC. 10 days of high energy, little sleep, and intense discussions about leadership and global problems is daunting, but I would do it all over again tomorrow to bear witness to the deep personal growth that I saw occur in 426 international teenagers. My group was the best I could have asked for and they shined throughout the week. I love being a part of the HOBY Family and hope that I will be lucky enough to continue my volunteering at WLC for many years to come.
Gorgeous dish with loads of flavor and leftovers. Highly recommended for winter colds!