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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 Rains

    The rains are here and mornings dawn cold and grey. At night we are kept awake by the sound of it drumming on our tin roof; everything is damp, mould grows freely in cupboards and on clothes and I sit here typing this wrapped in a big sheepskin coat with, for once, slippers on my feet. Last night the flying ants came, they arrive in ones and twos, attracted by our lights, but then before you know it they have multiplied and the air is thick. They fly in complete panic for many minutes and then fall to the ground, lose their wings, look for a mate and then die. Just like that. In the mornings we sweep up their bodies and gossamer wings and wait for the next time they’ll take flight.

    I love this time of year. I love how our forest is so green, I imagine everything growing underfoot and if I sat there long enough I would probably see it grow. I drove down off the farm yesterday, and the stream at the bottom was in full flood. I sat and contemplated it for a while, wondered if my study old station wagon would withstand the force of water, or get swept down on to the rocks instead. But no time for second thoughts, places to go and restless energy at my heels, so we forded the river and roared out the other side.  

    Most days though I don’t leave the farm preferring to sit perched up here on the hill, catching only the odd glimpse of our mountain and watching the weather as she moves past.

    Reader Comments (18)

    You always leave me breathless with your beautiful and ethereal descriptions of the world in which you live. Stunning imagery. Love..love...love!

    May 9, 2012 | Registered CommenterMarcie

    Watching weather move, I wish the rain would move here... we want summer or at least spring...

    May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChantal

    i read this on your blog and simply had chlls then and today...again!

    May 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhoney


    May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

    What an interesting capture! Oh how I love "eye candy" first thing in the morning! Could look at this for hours!

    Your description makes me homesick for Liberia - the coming of the rainy season, the new, intense green as the laterite dust gets washed from the world, the children collecting the "bugabugs" into dishpans for roasting over the fire.

    There's nothing like hearing the rain approach through the bush - I always wonderful from what distance we could first hear it. I can hear yours now.

    May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

    What a wonderful life, Eliza. I love thinking of you there.

    May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMother

    I am so thankful you have these rains and idyllic times to cherish there on your mountain, Eliza. I know for a fact that life is not always a bowl of cherries there. But you have much for which you are thankful and have absorbed it enough to pass it on to us so beautifully, almost by osmosis. I could reach out and touch it...if not see it. Thank you.

    May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGinnie

    Just pure, complete magic!

    May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

    You have transported me there with you. I am not too sure I would like all that mould growing everywhere, but I can imagine how the rain has made everything more beautiful with intensified colours.

    May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCherryPie

    I wouldn't leave either if I were you. You've painted another beautiful picture for us to ponder.

    May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPuna

    This is such a beautiful post - I love it. I can see you in your sheepskin coat and her the rain on the roof. Or see you sitting next to the road. Youy writing is so descriptive that I have the images in my head, and it is beautiful. It feels like being there.

    May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarola

    i can see you there, sweeping up gossamer wings... just lovely.

    May 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

    Your rains are magic Eliza :-)

    Like you, I love the rain. I love the way the air seems cleaner, the trees seem greener, and the flowers seem to smile a little happier after a rain. Always enjoy visiting your part of the world through your Vision and Verb.

    May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue

    I can't say it better than Marcie did. You have a way of transporting me to an unfamiliar place and giving the gift of that experience

    May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaery Rose

    Go on, don't stop, tell me more ...

    May 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPetra

    I like the time after the rain - when colors are bright, everything is green and fresh... As always, I loved reading your post.

    May 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJozica @ Creatissimo

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