Don’t feel sorry for us, invest in us. Not even the sky is the limit
This January our group from MPA participated in a cow pass-on ceremony. Half of the farmers were there to retire their living loan by passing on a female heifer. The other half, having successfully prepared their farms, were there to receive a living loan of a young cow. It was a huge moment to celebrate. I said, “the second happiest day for MPA is the day that you receive a living loan of a cow. On that day, your potential to provide food for your family, to earn an income, to support your children’s education–changes for the better. The HAPPIEST day for MPA is the day you pay it forward, passing on a new cow to another farmer. On that day, YOU are the donor. YOU are the one bringing about change in your community. YOU are making a difference for your neighbors.
Where there is hope, there is no room to be tired.
We visited Mutukulu Slum in Nairobi, Kenya with our partner Yawezekana SACCO. We met a woman who had received a small Tumaini loan. Her business was selling a few sheets of toilet paper to whoever might need them as they entered the public toilet. She had the pvc chair she sat on, the roll of toilet paper, and her determination.
We used to sit around and curse the world, but now we are too busy with our income projects.