Introducing...10 women entrepreneurs who used Micro Financing to achieve their goals! Bravo!

jomarieb.earth
Posted December 31, 2020 from United States
These women focused on their dream.
These women focused on their dream. (1/1)

I am celebrating the courage and hard work of women who are self made entrepreneurs throughout the world. With encouragement and support, women can thrive and sustain their lives independently.  They create futures for themselves and their families. As well as set an example for future generations. I am taking a moment to celebrate this small sample of women that made a plan, created a commitment, steered their own course and saw it through. Each of these women were granted a small, no interest loan. An amount set by themselves according to their own plan. And they believed, persevered, and trusted in their vision. These ladies are my crew, my tribe, my sisters, my ladies, my queens. They decided and committed to their own vision. Bravo my sisters...I applaud all women who decide to see and focus on the light that guides them. 

There are always innumerable stories of darkness for women. We are the default receivers of inequity. We are victims of economic unfairness both lawful and unlawful, tribal and traditional. There are rules that deplete the essence and core of who and what we are. We are rarely ever celebrated. We rarely celebrate ourselves.  Darkness and negativity are always a conversation and a supreme presence.  They are magnetic, tempting, alluring, crippling, confusing and blinding. Darkness and negativity are often the path taken because it offers the least resistance. They are built into our societal psyche and they grow like mold. We cannot win fighting our battles for survival in the darkness holding onto negativity.  But we can win in the light, in our power, in our belief in ourselves. In darkness we cannot see. In the light, we can see clearly. Let's raise our faces to the sun sisters, look up and see the only thing that is greater than ourselves, the Universe, which we are an integral part of. Surrender to the unlimited, immeasurable power of positivity. Stand in the light.

I see the independence of women to sustain ourselves not only as an economic benefit, but also as a spiritual commitment. It is a daily practice so that skills are sharpened, values created, commitments honored, lives sustained, and dreams manifested. If we were to treat our ability to sustain ourselves like a religion, think of how long , massive and powerful the impact would be. 

Just saying...and always keeping it real!

Hugs...JoMarie

 

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Nini Mappo
Dec 31, 2020
Dec 31, 2020

Dear JoMarie,
I am so thankful for your introduction of kiva.org that I have already shared it with family, and one friend has set a date where we can do it together. These pictures of women equipped with their fishing rods, now empowered as providers and not recipients of charity spell hope, and remind me that opportunities for impact are boundless and if we remain connected.
The exposure of the darkness women must navigate is heartbreaking, more so because most if not all of us have experienced that darkness in some aspects. It reminded me of the poem I wrote about the women of World Pulse (https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/ninim/posts/96122 ) and the power of extending our hands to fellow sisters so we can rise together. Thank you for sharing another tool to do just that!
Here's to a super impactful year in this sisterhood and beyond!

jomarieb.earth
Dec 31, 2020
Dec 31, 2020

Dear Nini,
As always, I thank you for your heartfelt encouragement and comments. Hearing this is like sitting by a crackling fire with a cup of hot tea and a blanket. Thank you for visiting and making your impact. I'm so happy that this project resonates with you and your friend. I just took on another sister today into my portfolio. I pray for her complete funding from other lenders. But I'm confident God will deliver. I will check out the link, and look forward to doing so. Have a Happy New Year my dear sister, and be healthy and safe. I am really enjoying my journey with you. Keep me posted.

jomarieb.earth
Jan 02
Jan 02

Update...my New Years celebration was a new borrower. She was at only 11% funded and only 3 more days to go before her post would expire. I submitted my loan and said my prayer. The balance was funded by other lenders within 24 hrs. Yippie, God is great! She is 100% funded.

Nini Mappo
Jan 03
Jan 03

Hurrah! The first of new year victories of God's goodness and care for these women and your love for them to celebrate! I love your meaningful, transformational celebration of the new year :)

ESEZA MUKYALA
Jan 01
Jan 01

Wow sister jomarie, what an encouragement!
Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with me. Most cases, our personal attitude can let us down in some one way or another. By reading this story, I really learn to use any given opportunity or even the least that I have at hand to achieve the greatest. Thanks alot.
Eseza Mukyala......... Lots of love!

jomarieb.earth
Jan 01
Jan 01

Dear Eseza,
All of us are struggling. One way or another. All different types and levels. God and Nature built struggle into every life that exists on earth. It's how we deal with it, and what we turn it into. Struggle is a motivator, the very best kind.
You have a bright future ahead of you. We are counting on your generation to do it a bit better than we did. But only YOU are the answer to your dreams. Reach out when you need to. But the ball is always going back into your court. Work it girl!
Love & Massive hugs...JoMarie

Hello, Sis JoMarie,

Oh my, my eyes are in tears as I look at the photos of these empowered women entrepreneurs. Look at you, my sister, you've raised entrepreneurs! Four of them are from my country, thank you so much for helping them become economically independent!

Nothing is as encouraging and inspiring as success stories, dear! Thank you for sharing Kiva with us.

KABAHENDA KIGGUNDU
Feb 09
Feb 09

Dear MarieJo,

She who economically empower another woman makes a great contribution not only in the life of the receiver, but in the lives of her family and her community, and deserves to be praised!
This is wonderful and I applaud you for the transformation that you have brought in the lives of the women that you help.
May you continue to be a ray of sunshine to many more women. I will share Kiva's address with women that I now are struggling to raise money for their small businesses.

More power to you. Keep it up.

jomarieb.earth
Feb 10
Feb 10

Dearest Kahahenda,
The women at Kiva that are micro financed motivate me. They show me that the impossible is totally possible. Thanks for your uplifting and inspiring words and for visiting. I enjoyed our time in the Encourager's Party Breakout room. I hope to see you soon.
Hugs...JoMarie