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On this site, you can recognize the products that come with the 5p donation by the little heart symbol.
Joliba Trust supports grassroots development work with farming and cattle-raising communities in some of the most marginal areas of Mali. Its particular focus is on projects to help women, and environmental work to sustain rural livelihoods.
Caroline from the trust wrote: "I have now heard back from our Field Director, and the women are so happy to hear the news about their training, and say that although they are still very weak from the food crisis that this is a really important priority for them, and that they have the strength to do the training. So many, many thanks. Fulani women have high maternal mortality, and no women give birth with a trained assistant. Your funding will make a huge difference."
Mekong Plus promotes community development in poor rural areas of Vietnam and Cambodia. Focus is put on strong participation of everyone and on training.
In 2012 we sent them a donation, which was gratefully received. Bernard from Mekong Plus wrote: "Thank you very much for your donation. This will help our programs a great deal. With this amount we can provide, for example, 2 new microcredits; this program has shown impressive results in reducing extreme poverty".
Santosha Nanban means "Happy Friends". It is an orphanange run by Belgian Philippe and his Tamil wife Manglorine. The home is a safe haven for street children, rag pickers and runaways. They provide a permanent home to about a dozen children, and a larger number of children are fed, clothed and educated in a safe environment while Santhosha Nanban tries to rehabilitate them and reconciliate them with their families. It is thanks to the work of Philippe and Manglorine that there are very few street children in Puducherry.
In 2011 Santhosha Nanban used the donation we gave them to buy books for the children.
They write: "We are very grateful and thankful to you for your service to our home. The service you did to us may not be a big thing for you, but to us it is a big help. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your support"
On top of this, and outside the 5p donations fund, Greater Goods is building up a bit of a portfolio on KIVA, because you've got to pay it forward!
Kiva has a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Using the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to entrepreneurs in poor countries. We can all be a philantropist now!.
You can view our portfolio here. Bear with us as we build it up, we aim for one loan a month. The emphasis will be on women, ethical investment, and of course, India.
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