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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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    The time is now...

    The time is now... for new beginnings.

    Everything is settled, talked about and written about. May 21st at 07:00am I’m starting my new life as a Trained Nurse or it’s like I’m taking my life and work back from something that have held me back for many years. But no more, I’m in charge over my body and aches now. I can do what I want and I do it with a smile every day.

    I’ve been thinking a lot about this as I sometimes feel like one of those over doers that are always so happy and energetic. Those who want to tell you how to do things to get well. I was “allergic” to them a couple a years back. I walked out of my way not to meet them because they took all my energy away. Now I sometimes feel like I’m doing, saying behaving the same way.  I go to group meetings at my gym once a week and there are several of the others that aren’t so far in their process of getting out to work. They focus all their strength on going to the gym twice a week and participate in our meetings.

    I know so well where they are coming from and what they go through each and every day and I can see their pain and aches in their faces. AND there I’m sitting talking about what’s worked for me. I have tried to be somewhat laid back but I think it’s the caregiving/teaching person in me that have emerged now when I’m ready to go back to work. Actually I have space for more things in my head besides dealing with the pain now. I do have a unique perspective as I have been ill for 13 years and have come through on the other side. Anyway we talked about that today in the group and they /we had a lot of questions and we discussed for over an hour on the subject of how we can help and support each other.  

    Speaking of dealing with things I have a work in progress about a speech about mental training in dealing with pain. I have used that over the years to cope with my illness and I would like to share my experiences with others that perhaps can benefit of my experiences. It’s in its infancy yet but growing every day.  Perhaps it’s time to start writing down the things I think about…

    On that note I would like to ask you who are writing on your blogs and in your daily life. How do I prepare for an adventure like the one above?

    To be continued!

    Reader Comments (15)

    As a chronicle pain patient I would love to hear your story, can you share it with me via e-mail?

    May 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChantal

    Such an inspiring story for everyone who struggles with pain in their lives. I'm sure - as you begin again this next chapter - that what you've experienced will make you all the more compassionate..loving and kind - and an incredible nurse. Can't wait to hear all about it!!!

    May 13, 2012 | Registered CommenterMarcie

    For some reason, Frida, you are reminding me of mind over matter. I am NOT implying that all sickness and pain is unreal but that our brains are very powerful organs in our healing process and having a positive attitude seems to work wonders. I totally agree with Marcie that what you have experienced personally will only make you a better nurse! You know I wish you nothing but the best in this new chapter of your life. You go, Girl. Now is definitely your time!

    May 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGinnie

    New beginnings are so exciting! Of course, writing down all the ideas that come to you about your speech in a special note book will make that come together.
    Wishing you all the best ~ dealing with some daily pain myself I will certainly want to keep up with all that you're doing.

    May 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

    I'm so happy for you! Learning to manage and live with your pain. Heading back to work. Gathering your thoughts to enable you to better help others with similar circumstances. WOW! Impressive progress you have made - and are making. Inspirational, Frida.

    May 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue

    I love how you see yourself in others and see the circular spiral of change, growth, regression, expression as a never ending beautiful life cycle. I feel having consciousness around our own flaws and giving anyways is one of the healthiest places to be :) I look forward to hearing about your new adventures <3

    May 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchristine

    I know so little of what you've gone through, but your readiness to begin this new chapter in your life seems clear. Whatever the physical challenges, I suspect that having real patients to tend to will be restorative and refreshing.I'm looking forward to following your adventures!

    May 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

    Frida, you have had faith in yourself so far...in order to do what you have done. Find that same faith inside of yourself for your writing. One thing that I always tell myself when I write, "If it is important to me, it is probably important to someone else, too". And if you connect with one other person...Good job!

    May 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMother

    I'd love to hear what you have to say. My sister is dealing with chronic pain and I wish she would go to a support group like you do. But it's her journey and I have to step back and let her do it her way. As far as the blogging, I wish I could help. I've been pretty discouraged with mine lately, like no one is reading it, but I keep plugging along, hoping I can find a way to revamp it and publicize it to get more readers. I have an idea for a new direction but it's finding the time and energy. You sound like you have the energy and you have support here so that's a good start.

    May 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaery Rose

    I think what's important is to take it a day at a time. What a wonderful way to be able to give back and help others. Bravo to your new start!

    Frida, you have been an inspiration for quite some time. I cannot imagine living with pain every day - I only know how awful I feel when my back acts out again. You get all my admiration for what you do, and I love that you want to help others in their dealing with pain. I personally would be very interested in that, and I definitely will follow your journey.

    May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarola

    I think there are many people that would be interested to hear your story, and about pain management and ways to deal with the condition.

    I am so happy for you, it is wonderful to see you moving forward and fabulous that you were able to find something to make you feel better.

    Here's to this new chapter in your life!!

    May 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

    I too would love to hear your story and I am so excited for you in your new beginning.

    May 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCherryPie

    The best blogs are those who come from your heart, where you share 'you' with the others. Esp. now (I think) people need to hear that they are not alone, that they are not alone in their pain and illness. You give them hope that even after so many years of illness, you can get out and you can start a new. Write your blog as you are talking to your best friend - it will be easier to imagine you're talking to 'a person' not the 'whole world' (which can make you overwhelmed sometimes).
    The date is getting closer, so I wish you all the best on your new journey... We're here with you!

    May 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJozica @ Creatissimo

    I think a lot of people, including me, would love to hear your story. I have a friend who wants to benefit from your experiences.

    May 17, 2012 | Registered CommenterPetra

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