"After a lot of thought, our group decided to put all of our funds together to support a small business through an organization called Kiva. This organization supports small business owners around the world and in impoverished communities by giving them safe, secure, small business loans so they can grow their businesses and support their families. After searching through tons of groups and individual people, we found Lucy. Lucy is from Thika a remote village in Kenya and is the sole breadwinner in her family. She has a small farm and a small sewing business and works really hard. This organization helps small business owners like her not rely on predatory and abusive loans. Our group pulled our funds together to provide Lucy with half of her loan request. With Kiva, if Lucy is unable to repay her loan, the only consequence to her will be that she is unable to ask for another loan in the future, but there are no financial consequences and the loan debt is forgiven. But, if she is able to pay back her loan, we will be able to add to that value and bless another person through this program. So its pretty cool that this is a blessing that will bless her life, but also can also continue to bless others in the future."
"This took a while and a lot of thinking/praying...$10 doesn’t seem like much. But in
"I have six members in my family and we felt very blessed to have received $575 from #TomorrowMatters Initiative. There are so many needs in our community it’s hard to pick just one to donate to. We elected to donate the funds to Denton County Friends of the Family. They are dedicated to providing services to those impacted by sexual abuse or domestic violence while reaching out to the community to promote safety, healing and prevention. In speaking to Randi Skinner, the director of the facility she was very thankful to Faith Lutheran Church for this donation. The donation will help provide new play therapy rooms for the children that they serve and we decided to increase it to $750. Faith Lutheran Church has a new friend in the community and we look forward to touring the Friends of the Family facility and build a relationship with them for the future. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to give. Giving is Good!" ~ Bruce Turner & family