No Clean Toilets?!

How would you feel if you didn’t have access to a clean bathroom? 

Well that is the case for many people.  In fact, 2.4 billion people all over the world are struggling to keep their family alive because there are no sanitary toilets.

Marla, a married women with four kids who runs a candy business in the Philippines, is an example.  She doesn’t have a clean toilet for her family.

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In this loan Marla wanted a sanitary toilet for her and her family. She is aware that the toilet will help the environment  and is saving money.

We made this loan because we think that everybody should have a clean toilet. Also, we don’t want people to use the bathroom in places that are unsanitary because it could possibly make a lot of other people sick.

By:Dominic Savino

Edited by: Chloee Simmons

Permanent Houses Are Hard To Afford!

Most Americans have permanent houses, but Fred, who lives in Uganda wants a loan so he can buy supplies to build a permanent house for him and his family.

He is a 45 year old married man who has 3 children and needs to get supplies to build his house. He is carrying out different businesses including farming and selling consumable goods, but he still isn’t meeting his family needs.

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We thought this loan was special because most Americans can afford to buy permanent houses, but Fred has to buy supplies to build a house for him and his family to live in.

BY: Dominic, Cole and Ryan

School Isn’t ALWAYS Free.

In America school tuition is free, but in Lebanon you have to pay for your children to go to school and the price is rising.

Fatima , a 44 year old married mother and her and her 3 friends are trying to raise money to pay for her 4 kids to stay in school . She is working hard as a housekeeper but she still doesn’t make enough money to pay the school tuition fees.

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We thought this loan was special because every kid should have education in there life, but Fatima needed more money for her kids education.

BY: Dominic and Cole

Ecuador Earthquake

Many families in America complain about how bad their roof is,  but how bad would it be if your roof got caved in after an earthquake .

Also, here in America, if your roof got caved in after an earthquake you would get money from your job, but Carlos Eduardo’s store  — who lives in Ecuador — got destroyed by the same earthquake that destroyed his house, so he has no way to make money and no place to live.

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We thought this loan was special because people in Ecuador make 79.92% less money than we do in America. We made this loan to help Carlos with his business so when he  starts making money off his business again he can make the money to repair his house.

By:Dominic and Cole

Pakistani Women’s Teacher

Many girls in rich or middle class areas of the world complain about school. But imagine if girls couldn’t go to school and learn..

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Well that’s the life girls live in Pakistan — a place where women aren’t always treated equally.  If you can imagine not having girls in school, imagine not having female teachers.

But, there is one women who is teaching science in a 50% boy and 50% girl school with over 375 students. You could probably realize how dangerous and expensive that would be, especially for a women to do.

This women’s name is Bushra and she lives in a part of the world where there is a lot of segregation between women and men. Also, there have been women caught teaching or being taught that were brutally attacked by the Taliban or another extremist group.

This is why I decided to support Bushra. I believe that anyone —  all men and women alike — should be able to learn and teach others.

If you want to help go to Kiva.org to make an account and a loan.

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By: Austin B.