"My Small Business Helps Me Take Care of My Family" And The Evidence of Success is....
By Sylvester Renner - Project Leader
Jariatu - Microfinance beneficiary
What's the evidence of success - in terms of changing lives? I submit 2 criteria for your consideration:
1. To be able to hear this directly from the beneficiary himself or herself. This means that the beneficiary has done a self-assessment and is able to experience and express the impact, change and transition.
2. To be able to see / hear of the on-going impact, after a year or two. In other words, to be able to see that the change is lasting and not just a flash in the pan / temporary fix.
This is the sum of Jariatu's video testimony where she explains that that through the funds that she has received, she runs a cookery business (a small local restaurant selling rice and local dishes). Through the proceeds of this business, she is able to pay school fess for her children and take care of other household needs. She has been doing this for 2 years now and has no debt.
Change is not change until it is verifiable and permanent change.
Thank you for being a part of Jariatu's story, for helping to effect verifiable, lasting change. This is what changing lives is all about and we are so grateful for your support that made this possible. With Jariatu, we says a big "thank you" to you - the GlobalGiving donors - that helped to provide the funds for her business.
Taking Our impact to The Next Level: In the video Jariatu expresses a desire for additional funds to enable her to buy the supplies she needs wholesale (rice and oil). Can you join us and help make this happen for her? We are hoping to provide new loans to many more small business owners in early 2013 - and your donation of $30 a month will help us do that. Your support is needed and important because it will help provide a life-line of independence to many families. Knowing that we can count on your $30 or more each month will provide ongoing progress - helping us to provide for the entire community. Your recurring donations will be a predictable stream of income, making it easier for us to plan financially.
Right now is a great time to sign up for a recurring donation as during the month of December, GlobalGiving is offering a 100% match on all initial recurring donations up to $100 per donor. Your recurring donation could also help us win a $500 bonus award! You have to sign up nowin order for your donation to count during this campaign. Thanks for your support!
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