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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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    « A Quieter Gentler Life | Main | Time or Patience? »

    A simple question

    We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers.
    Friedrich Nietzsche 

    Bright and light it seems like today the outside weather is finally in agreement with the house calendar: The first day of Summer is here right on time ;-)
    Lots of projects looming on the horizon. A big part of my everyday life is about to finish in a few weeks and I am ready for the change. Still so much to do, reorganizing my days is what is keeping me busy and overwhelmed. 

    This year so far is anything but simple, looking back at the past six months I am trying to understand what it taught me. This sentence has been in my head for the better part of yesterday and I wanted to share it with you:

    The truth of who we really are is buried deep inside each of us, we just need to peel the layers days after days.

    Is it the way to look at it all?

    Reader Comments (14)

    So glad to hear you've found yourself beneath all of the confusion and layers. Enjoy the sunshine and whatever new adventures summer will bring!

    June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarcie

    No summer here, too bad... I hope my heart will feel summer soon

    June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChantal

    Such a meaningful sentence too. It fits perfectly for my scenario of leaving corporate, dealing with some of my own challenges, then peeling back a layer at a time for the past three years. And I'm still peeling those layers! I love the sounds that you're ready for a change. Always a good sign! So, peel those layers Anyes, you'll be amazed at what's underneath! And I love how you depicted it in your capture. Beautiful!

    June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGotham Girl aka Robin

    The peeling of layers...after all these years, I wonder if maybe that's what Life is about? Getting to the core. Getting to the wheel in the middle of the wheel. It sounds like in a few weeks "this too shall pass" will have finally materialized for you, Anyes. I think we all can identify with what that feels like for you. Hang in there and come back soon with your sigh of relief!

    June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGinnie

    I think it is a process, so peelng layers seems to fit. What I know for sure is that change is good, I hope you will embrace all that comes your way.
    Happy Summer!

    June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

    What a beautiful image! I grump about summer's heat, but I love its rich profusion, the layers of color and sound. In the same way, I love the layers of experience that surround my core - they're as much who I am as the center, so I'm not quite so willing to peel!

    June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

    Ah the layers. Yes, I believe that our truth is always with us. It's finding it that is the continual challenge for me.

    June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMother

    What you refer to as layers, I think I call 'phases and stages.' Whatever they are, I try (I wish I could underline the word try) to be grateful for what they bring; an important part of life and living.

    Love your bright, cheerful, summery image!

    June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue

    Finding the layers, or allowing ones self (or others) to peel them back?
    I think the truth of who we are is always there, its just a matter of how or when it's revealed.

    Love your summery image and I am glad the warm days are with you at last.

    June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

    Summer... with the hot weather we've had, I thought it'd been summer for at least a month now. I hope the season brings you loads of enjoyment!

    June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaery Rose

    What a fitting expression - peeling layers. Yes, I think we do, all the time. It's a long process, at least for me (so I guess for others as well).

    Have a wonderful summer, Anyes - your photo makes me happy.

    June 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarola

    What a lovely summer picture. I guess I am both layers and core ;-)

    June 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPetra

    Oh yes the truth is buried within us, until we find it. The photo is gorgeous.

    June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCherryPie

    What a powerful sentence, and the opening quote really hits home with me as well...

    Life is always changing, in flux... and though it can be hard sometimes, I like to think that things work out the way they are supposed, as we peel those layers every day...

    June 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

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