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6/6/2012 -   Kalinisa, Kenesh Village, Kyrgyzstan 99% REPAID (currency exchange loss)

6/6/2012 -   Lama, Jordan LOAN REPAID IN FULL

6/12/2012 - Mujeres de Xeconjom Group, Guatemala LOAN REPAID IN FULL

6/12/2012 - Nuevo Horizonte Group, Mexico LOAN REPAID IN FULL

6/18/2012 - Miriam, Negev, Israel LOAN REPAID IN FULL

6/18/2012 - Noem, Ang Snoul, Cambodia  LOAN REPAID IN FULL

6/20/2012 - Phally, Takeo Province, Cambodia LOAN REPAID IN FULL

7/10/2012 - Carmel, Cadiz, Philippines LOAN REPAID IN FULL 

8/4/2012 -   Julia, Boane, Maputo, Mozambique LOAN REPAID IN FULL

8/4/2012 -   Khishigjargal, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

8/11/2012 - Miladys Dayana, Barranquilla, Colombia

9/23/2012 - Dugarmaa, Arhangai, Mongolia LOAN REPAID IN FULL

9/29/2012 - Divino Niño Jesus Group, Caaguazú, Paraguay LOAN REPAID IN FULL

9/29/2012 - Armando, Tonala, Mexico   LOAN REPAID IN FULL

10/17/2012 - Doraliza, Ica, Peru LOAN REPAID IN FULL

10/27/2012 - Sola, Bilasuvar, Azerbaijan LOAN REPAID IN FULL

11/27/2012 - Sergio, Huatusco, Mexico LOAN REPAID IN FULL

11/28/2012 - Sophie, Yaoundé, Cameroon LOAN REPAID IN FULL

12/29/2012 - Paradi De Dolval Group, Trou-du-Nord, Haiti

12/29/2012 - Makieu Andrew's Group, Kenema, Sierra Leone LOAN REPAID IN FULL

12/30/2012 - Alia, Wihdat, Jordan

1/1/2013 -     Prudence 3 Group, Brazzaville, Congo LOAN REPAID IN FULL

1/8/2013 -    Marcia De Jesús, El Sauce, Nicaragua

1/21/2013 -  Caroline, Toluca Lake, United States

2/5/2013 -    Diana Cecilia, Huaraz, Peru 99% REPAID (currency exchange loss)

2/20/2013 -  Lorna, Poblacion 3, Clarin, Misamis Occidental, Phillipines LOAN REPAID IN FULL

2/20/2013 - Kwamboka, Nyamira, Kenya

3/15/2013 - Halima, Malindi, Kenya LOAN REPAID IN FULL

3/15/2013 - Mwanaisha, Malindi, Kenya LOAN REPAID IN FULL

4/25/2013 - Leda Del Rosario, Managua, Nicaragu LOAN REPAID IN FULL

4/25/2013 - Seda, Ujanis village, Syuniq region, Armenia

5/15/2013 - Vilma, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines LOAN REPAID IN FULL

5/19/2013 - Teimuraz, Kutaisi, Georgia LOAN REPAID IN FULL

6/20/2013 - Leonora, Bogo, Cebu, Philippines

6/20/2013 - Sherry, Knoxville TN, United States

6/28/2013 - Zahava, Kiryat Ono, Israel

6/28/2013 - Ilkin, Azerbaijan

7/25/2013 - Sine, Albania

7/25/2013 - Luzdina, Pucallpa, Peru

7/25/2013 - Wossidji Iv Group, Warinibougou, Mali LOAN REPAID IN FULL

9/5/2013 -  Norma Carolina, Managua, Nicaragua

9/2/2013 -  Nubia Teresa, Montería, Colombia

9/22/2013 - Salina, Kapsabet, Kenya

9/29/2013 - Purevsuren, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

9/29/2013 - Sambath, Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia LOAN REPAID IN FULL 

10/1/2013 - Rinat, Beit Shemesh, Israel

11/3/2013 - Asiya, Ibanda, Uganda

11/3/2013 - Nafisakham, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

11/13/2013 - Harriet, Bombo Road, Uganda LOAN REPAID IN FULL

11/13/2013 - Elizabeth, Naivasha, Kenya

11/14/2013 - Sonia Antonieta, La Esperanza, Intibuca, Honduras

11/26/2013 - Lidia, Cochabamba, Bolivia

12/11/2013 - Teresa Aracely, Osicala, El Salvador

1/4/2014 - Queren Yined, Bogota, Columbia

1/4/2014 - Jorge Carlos, Cochabamba, Bolivia

1/9/2014 - Esther, Sanniquellie, Liberia

1/19/2014 - Sarim, Siem Reap, Cambodia

1/20/2014 - Betty, Kampala, Uganda LOAN REPAID IN FULL

3/4/2014 - Hulkarkhon, Khujand, Tajikistan

3/4/2014 - Fenehas Jason, Hoima, Uganda

3/6/2014 - Maa Bastaren Group, MURIBAHAL, BALANGIR, ODISHA, India

4/10/2014 - Karine, Vanadzor, Armenia

4/10/2014 - Mona, Araara, Israel

4/10/2014 - Nermin, Kosova LOAN REPAID IN FULL

4/10/2014 - Juana Patricia, El Salvador

4/17/2014 - Mentari Group, CILACAP, Indonesia

4/17/2014 - Analiza, Segatic Daku Misamis Occidental, Philippines

4/17/2014 - Shahnoz, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

4/17/2014 - Susana Del Rosario - El Salvador

5/25/2014 - Violet, Kasse, Uganda

5/25/2014 - Alba Del Socorro, Somotillo, Nicaragua

7/13/2014 - Parbati Shg Group, Junagarh, Odisha, India

7/14/2014 - Trinity, Hurungwe, Zimbabwe

7/14/2014 - Madina Khaitsa, Nakaloke, Uganda

7/18/2014 - Alicia Afua, Mallam, Accra, Ghana

7/18/2014 - Alicia Afua, Mallam, Accra, Ghana

7/18/2014 - Alicia Afua, Mallam, Accra, Ghana



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    Time goes by


    Big, big time! Literally.

    Sometimes I wonder on Friday where Monday went. In my memory it was only a couple of hours ago when I realized that weekend was over, I had to go to bed now as it was Sunday night close to midnight, and set my alarm for Monday morning duties such as going to work. And when I finally got used to that idea, it was Friday again, and we were having our regular 'going out to have a meal in the pub before going on our weekly grocery shopping spree'.  I have forgotten what the in between days of the week are called actually, as they seem to be over quicker than a good sneeze.

    'Time goes by, so slowly', that is what Madonna sings. Well girl, you are wrong!! And if it wasn't for your convenient bank account balance and that incredible plastic surgeon  who bought his Miami villa including tennis court and pool from the fees paid by you and your fellow addicts (Sharon, anyone??), the mirror would show you so every day. Or Mick, you know, the rolling pebble one! He sings:' Tiiiiiihihihime, is on my side, yes it is'........ Well, just take a look at Droopy... need I say more? Not only does he look like a re-used piece of parchment, he also is delusional now, singing silly songs at his age!

    The other day I was in a department store, in the young and hip summer holiday section, browsing for a new swimsuit. I went to one of the shop assistant ladies. Do they make them younger by the way? She must have been like 13,5 or so, was looking at her nails, chewing gummy bears. I politely requested where the swimsuits were...

    'For you?', she looked me up and down,' on the second floor'.

    Then I saw a really nice one lying around on a table next to where she was standing. A purple one, my favourite colour. I lifted it up and replied:' I really like this one'. She gazed and stated:' For you? Why? These are junior sizes'. Perplexed I stumbled:' Well, I am sure this will fit nicely, it will be just fine'. She added:' But this is a bikini, wouldn't you prefer a one piece suit?'

    'The bikini is for my daughter, we have the same size', of course I lied, but I wouldn't have that little miss Sunshine have her triumphant moment! Needless to see the bikini did not fit, when it seemed like only yesterday that I would fit perfectly in a size like that. I bought it anyway, ignored her faint sarcastic smile when I took my credit card out. My daughter will love it!

    It is not that I am grieving getting older, it is just that it happens so fast now, because time does not exactly go by so slowly. I sometimes wish that I would have lived some 100 years ago, when people still had time on their hands, and also took the time to do things, and enjoy them. Not run around like a headless chicken and let life pass them by. I hope to find a remedy some day!!

    In the meantime, forgive me for being a bit behind in commenting on your lovely writings and photos.  I will make up for it in a timely manner. That is a promise! For now, I am taking some time off, to make time to live, very easy going!

    Reader Comments (8)

    That is a great photo! I'd love to know more about where it was taken. What you've written is so true. I don't understand, now that my child is grown and on his own, why am I so busy and the days spin by so fast? It seems like some sort of science fictional phenomenon. I too am not online so much because it's summer and summer is too brief and I have to get in my sunny, long days time while I can. As for the store clerk, she'll be in our shoes someday. With things like swimsuits also, I'm learning to accept and not care about that either. I swam in the ocean yesterday and I felt gorgeous!

    July 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaery Rose

    The older I get the faster the time spins by, it's incredible.
    That sneaky little shop assistant! I H-A-T-E them.

    July 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarola

    Great photo; nicely processed -- takes me back in 'time' to a 'time' when things were slower, more relaxed!

    July 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue

    hey, I happen to like Droopy Jagger LOL
    great post

    July 24, 2011 | Registered CommenterPetra

    Time is always running away with me too. I never seem to get everything on my to do list done.

    July 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCherryPie

    Oh my goodness, what did the salesperson know. I just bought a bikini (or rather a two piece) this year. I wear it proudly - if only in my back yard:)

    July 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPuna

    Marion - they are making doctors younger these days too!!!! I love that you took the bathing suit anyway!

    July 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkath

    Ha, you had me laughing from the start! And you were far more polite than I would have been to that salesperson! Time does keep speeding up, and I keep looking for ways to slow down...
    Your photo is breathtaking!

    July 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

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