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May Comment Love: Kiva Loan to Westland Academy

Below is the women and the academy that we helped provide a loan for, from your comments!
The donation for this month is up to you as well! I’m planning on donating to an organization that work’s with children, as I’ll have one of my own soon, and it’s important to remember there are those who might not have the same opportunities if we don’t spread our resources. Read about Margaret and feel free to subscribe to updates from her! Then don’t forget to vote on were this month’s donation should go.

Margaret Juma is a 55-year-old entrepreneur who lives with her husband and six children in Rongo, Kenya. She trained as a community health worker to provide home-based care to people living with HIV/AIDS in her area.

Margaret (pictured with the children) is a proprietor of Westland Academy, initially started in 1998 as a nursery school with 40 children. Since then, the school has grown to 156 children. The school takes children from nursery level to primary level (now in class 6). Out of the 156 children, 63 are orphans, some of whom Margaret has taken into her home.

Owing to increased enrollment in her school, Margaret requires US $ 1200 to renovate classrooms that are in poor shape.

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Month One of Comment Love: $29.00

Well, the first month of comment love has come to a close with a grand total of $29. The goal of comment love is to encourage conversation about the topics discussed on the site by ‘incentivizing’ every comment with a donation to a charity. This month’s comment love money will be going to Kiva, which was Jamie’s choice (our top commenter this month). I’m gonna let her pick out the person to donate too and then I’ll post a link, picture and bio to the person we donated too and you can check in on the loan progress and the impact your comments have made.

I’m going to continue the Comment Love project. We’ll donate somewhere else next month (I’ve got babies on the mind so maybe something related to babies would be good). This coming month it’s up to you to raise the bar and comment a little more so we can make an even bigger impact in the world around us.

Continue the conversation.