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Vision and Verb KIVA Loans:

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 House of Gathering

    If old age is a house of gathering,
    Then the hands are full.
    There are old trees to prune
    And young plants to plant,
    There are seeds to be sown.
    Not less of anything
    But more of everything
    To care for,
    To maintain,
    To keep sorted out,

    A profusion of people
    To answer, to respond to.

    But we have been ripening
    To a greater ease.
    Learning to accept
    That all hungers cannot be fed,
    That saving the world
    May be a matter of sowing a seed
    Not overturning a tyrant,
    That we do what we can.

    The moment of vision,The seizure still makes
    Its relentless demands:

    Work, love, be silent.

    -May Sarton

    Reader Comments (15)

    This is exactly why you can't go wrong with May Sarton! I just Googled her and found out she was born in Belgium (1912) and lived there for 2 years before moving to England and then eventually to America. It was most fascinating to read about her life....

    But that's all to say I love finding the context for these beautiful, timeless words that we all can relate to!

    June 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGinnie

    There's genius in these poetic words...
    So much wisdom and truth...and so perfectly crafted!! Thanks for sharing with us her words!

    June 7, 2012 | Registered CommenterMarcie

    "We have been ripening to a greater ease" is brilliant! May rocks!

    Really lovely words and image.

    June 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

    I do enjoy Sarton - and your image is wonderful.

    June 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

    ah, may sarton. she wrote a brilliant book about aging, and i haven't had enough coffee to remember it, but it was so wonderful to read her words. i haven't thought about her in at least 20 years, but i see her in maine with her cat. thank you for bringing her back into my thoughts with this lovely post.

    June 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhoney

    I love that phrase "..we have been ripening to a greater ease..." Amazing how the things I once stressed about when much younger now seem like no big deal. Maybe that is why it's so wonderful to have grandchildren.

    June 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

    This is the type of post that causes me to read several times...spend some time pondering...savor the vision and the verb -- all a very good thing. Thank you, Mary.

    June 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue

    Beautiful. I have never heard of May Sarton. Thanks for introducing me.

    June 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPetra

    What timely words Mary, so much truth in them. I never heard of May Sarton and I am so curious right now, Thank you for this introduction ;-)

    Perfect picture for a wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing these uplifting words!

    June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSil

    A gorgeous photo to go with moving words. I want to find the book that Honey refers to if it contains more like this.

    June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaery Rose

    Oh my, I am in love with this. I haven't read her in years...now I must rediscover her. Thank you!

    June 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

    Lovely words and such a beautiful image as well. Thank you Mary!

    June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

    Lovely, Thank You :-0

    June 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCherryPie

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