A beautiful Christmas story:)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Written by Emmanuelle in General

As you perhaps know I am a Rotarian and member of the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar.

One of the things I do is to take care of the KIVA program. Kiva is an international non-profit organization, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Often the news brings all the worst that happen at home and around the world but as Christmas is on its way let us believe I chose one story in many…most are similar.  

Let me share with you Filomena's story.In May 2015, our Rotary chose to lend 100$ to Filomena.   

Filomena is 51 years old and the single mother of five children, living in Kyenjoj, Uganda. She sells women's clothes, along with tailoring, where she earns extra income to meet her family needs. Filomena intends to use the loan to buy more cloth materials. She is faced with the challenge of a small capital base to trade in a variety of clothes. She dreams of constructing a commercial building for a stable income from rentals.  

A success story for Filomena

Filomena now with a new loan is thankful for the loan she got from Hofokam Ltd fund by Kiva. She stocked her shop well; turnover improved, profits increased and she has been able to provide a wide variety of goods to her customers and met her family needs. Is this story not extraordinary? Actions which may seem marginal can have a huge positive impact on other people's life!  

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Since the beginning August 12th, 2015 the Rotary of Oakville Trafalgar has provided 72 Loans, currently 62 Loans are active. Every year the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar manages various fundraising events such as the Oakville Family Ribfest (June), Wines & Lines (October 26) and the Rotary Online Auction (November 4 to 18). The funds raised through these events go 100% towards helping others help themselves within our community and internationally.

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Wishing you every Happiness this Holiday Season and throughout the coming year.