New Kiva Loan!!! UPDATE!

Kiva_entA great Orgainzation to help!     UPDATE!!

Kiva is a great organization and you can find out more by going to their website at

Kiva is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend to unique entrepreneurs around the globe. The people you see on Kiva’s site are real people. When you browse entrepreneurs’ profiles on Kiva, choose someone to lend to, and then make a loan, you are helping a real person make great strides towards economic independence and improve life for themselves, their family, and their community. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates and track repayments. It is rewarding to get that email….saying your loan has been repaid and fun in slecting another person or group to help.

I will keep you updated on the progress of my loans as they are being repaid.  I have a loan that was repaid and we made a loan to a young Mother of two living in the Phillipines TODAY January 18, 2012.

This is a great way to help people get started in their own business

Have a great day, Sheri


A Gift That Keeps Giving

Two years ago we honored the 83rd. birthday of our dear friend Dr. Werner Langer. We gave him the gift of a goat! Yes, I said goat! The goat does not go directly to him but to a family in need in another country. It was really quite simple to do this. We had found a great website Heifer International. From there we clicked on “GIVE” and selected our living gift that would be given in Dr. Werner’s name. We chose a goat, but you can also select flocks of chicks, geese, ducks, lambs, goats, bees, cows etc. Last April we  celebrated Dr. Langers 85th birthday with a party at my home.  We are looking forward to his 90th Birthday.

If you are looking for a gift to give some who has everything…then this is the site to go to. The gift keeps on giving making a huge impact on providing food and income to a family.

An example: In Tanzania, Omari and Kulwa were struggling to raise a family on just 50 cents a day. With the training and a flock of chicks they received from Heifer, egg sales have boosted their daily income to $2 and now they can buy food and still pay school fees. Now, through passing on the gift, (they share some of the offspring of the chickens) all of the children in their village are going to school.

Please take a few minutes to check out this organization’s web site….it is truly amazing all that they are doing around the world!

Sheri Sharman