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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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    Making A Living

    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill

    Lately, my husband and I have been dreaming of a home by the water, nothing fancy, just a small, cozy place with a small cozy kitchen, a deck and a million dollar view of the sunset over the bay.

    That's all.

    I gaze at other homes, the exact ones I want to live in with the exact paint and fish scale siding. I ponder their boats, in their own slips and wait - isn't that an antennae for wireless internet on the roof of that boat?

    I could spend my days sunning, taking cooling dips into the water when the sun gets too bright, grill my veggie burger and top it with blue cheese, and write for Vision and Verb. Every day of the rest of my life.

    At sundown my handsome husband would bring me a cold glass of Chardonney in stemware I purchase in Prague because even though my house is smaller, I still need all of my treasures from other lands and the memories that go with them.

    Before all this can happen, I still need to fulfill my other committments - the ones that tug at my heart and my hands. I still need to give of myself, my work, my resources. It's what makes this life that I love.

    I understand. I'm patient. And I still have a lot to give before I can get. I understand.

    Reader Comments (14)

    What a beautiful dream - both in words and image! Yes - it's so true. There's a time in our lives for everything. 'Somedays' will someday be. And in the meanwhile - we do the work that makes our hearts sing.

    Love this post!

    July 21, 2012 | Registered CommenterMarcie

    Keep dreaming, hold that dream. Dreams to come true. You may need courage, you may need determination, you may need to fight the pessimists, but dreams do come true if you want them to. So keep dreaming of your little house by the water.

    July 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSheila Eames

    the colors of your dream are as vivid as any i have ever seen about any hope or wish. wow. how nice to mosey over to v&v and dock with you.

    patience is always a good idea. thanks for the reminder.

    July 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhoney

    If you can envision it and even take a picture of it, it will happen! We all have to pay our dues, so to speak. And then comes the heaven on earth, if we're lucky enough to make our dreams come true. It IS possible, so go for it. I love it for you, Puna.

    July 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGinnie

    That's a beautiful dream to have ~ I totally see you there waving to us from one of those pretty little boats!

    July 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

    What a photo! Lovely and dreamy. I'm actually living a dream I've had for years...have an empty nest and have to remind myself that I've fulfilled my duties and it's okay to enjoy this slower, indulgent pace. And that both the giving and the getting are fulfilling.

    July 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

    Wow! That location certainly looks worthy of dreaming about. Start working towards fulfilling that dream NOW...don't wait! Sometimes life has a way of slipping away along with those dreams.

    July 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue

    Your dreams will absolutely come true if you want it bad enough! I had a dream to live in NYC ever since I was a little girl...and about 45 years later it happened! So never give up!! Striking image!

    July 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGotham Girl aka Robin

    Great photo, with the fading light and shadow on the water. If I could retire near the water, I would do it too. So soothing. But I recognize that tug of having certain things you know you have to complete, your gift to give, and I cheer you on.

    July 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaery Rose

    Yes, keep dreaming, having dreams is important. Make sure you have a new dream before you realize this one. Love the picture

    July 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPetra

    Such a beautiful dream - and one that you can eventually bring to reality. It's lovely.

    July 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarola

    You've created a perfect picture of the spot you imagine and I can see you sipping that glass of cold chardonnay! I'm sure you will make this happen somehow.

    July 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

    It is always nice to have a dream and yours sounds perfect. I love the vibrant colour of your image.

    July 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCherryPie

    oh my, what a perfect vision... such a dream is sure to come true! the colors in your image are just amazing.

    July 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

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