Category Archives: Aid

Micro loans for small business, Join Kiva !

When you look around and see the amount of money what is rotating on the stock markets, you hardly can’t believe that there are still so much people in need of basic life necessities. People who are applying for a micro loan (micro loans for small business).

Micro loans for small business

Together we are strong!

It truly touched my heart to see the pictures of those people in need.

Micro loans for small business, Dilfuza
Maria Dolores wants a small loan to buy bricks and cement to repair her house.Click on the picture to read Maria’s  story.  Dilfuza wants a small loan to buy a sewing machine the start her own business.Click on the picture to read Dilfuza’s story.

~And hundreds of people more asking for your help~

They do not ask for much, but which bank will give a loan to somebody who has nothing? No income? or no surity?

That’s why I plead for the “micro loans small business” organization Kiva, together we cán make a difference!

Beyond charity, rethinking how we give ~ about Kiva

Non-profit charity organization for micro loans for small business

Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works….

The Story of a Kiva Loan

Watch Kiva work through the story of Pedro, a farmer who receives a Kiva loan and transforms his life.

Kiva Gifts

Give a Kiva Card

Kiva Cards are the perfect gift for travelers, students, co-workers and anyone with a big heart. Give the gift that can change a life.

Dedicate a Loan

Share Kiva by making a loan in someone’s honor. You can dedicate a loan as a gift or in someone’s memory.

Create a Kiva Campaign

Donate your birthday, wedding, graduation or other special event to benefit Kiva borrowers around the world.

Check Out the Kiva Store

Show off your Kiva pride with Kiva-branded gear! Great gifts from cellphone covers to key lanyards.

Find Artisan Gifts on Novica

Many of the artisans featured on Novica received Kiva loans to support their work making jewelry, decor or art.

Share International Bank of Bob

Introduce your friends to Kiva through Bob Harris’ new book, detailing his trips around the world to meet borrowers.

Micro loans for small business

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Micro loans for small business

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Life Changing International Charity

I set the spotlights on

amigos colombianos

Amigos Colombianos, is a Dutch charity organization where Frank van Rijn “the boss himself” is working in the field. This is a life changing help program for streetgirls living in Medellin, Colombia.

Frank van Rijn says:

In early 2000 I first arrived in Medellin. Ambulatory youth worker in the Netherlands, I decided to contact with the street children I saw on the streets everywhere. I was astonished at the circumstances in which children were trying to survive. Without exception, they have already had to deal in their youth with a combination of mistreatment, abuse, extreme poverty and drug use. What a difference with our carefree existence in the Netherlands!

Frank van Rijn
Frank van Rijn

I realized that with relatively little help, I could dramatically improve the quality of life and the future prospects of these children. I also found out that for street girls, in contrast of boy, there was totally no help. That is why I founded in 2002 Amigos Colombianos. Meanwhile, thanks to the support of thousands of people in the Netherlands, hundreds of street girls received the opportunity through our program to build an acceptable future. With psychological counseling, education, training and work.

Because this is a Dutch organisation, most videos are in the Dutch languages. Allthough the images do not need any language.

This is the video channel of Amigos Colombianos:

Our home for streetgirls in 33 seconds.

The official website of Amigos Colombianos, where the Life Changing stories are told, is to read in Dutch and Espanol.

The uniqueness of this organization is the simplicity of the aid.

Nothing is spend on overhead costs.

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100% volunteers – 0% fiddlesticks


If you want to send a gift to Frank and the street girls of Medellin, you can fill in the form on the website.

You can also donate directly to their bankaccount which is displayed on the form as well.

Amigos Colombianos, life changing

Coloring for kids, Life Changing for this girl

amigos colombianos 5When you want to change the world, be the change, Mahatma GandhiFrank van Rijn took this qoute with whole his heart and started a life changing adventure in the Colombian streets of Medellin.

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How Floating Doctors Save Lives

When we sit at the table, we talk about various issues. Yesterday we talked about very rich people who employ a gardener, a cook, a butler and a chauffeur. Today we came to talk about Charities. And what organizations the children all knew . And which good work they all did. When I explain the good deeds of the Red Cross, one of the children says:


So the Red Cross is actually the “Butler” of all people!

So we continue to talk about The Flying Doctors and Doctors without Borders. Then I ask them: But have you ever heard anything about the” Floating Doctors?”


This is the story of the Floating Doctors

The Floating Doctors

Benjamin Labrot studies medicine and migrates with his backpack loaded with medicine to outlying parts of  the Caribbean to help people. When his backpack is empty, he feels terribly sad and powerless.

He goes back to America and he sets up “The Floating Doctors”. His base is a boat. Instead of 15 kg medications, Benjamin can take 10,000 kg medication with himFloating Doctors.

The boat, “The Southern Wind” is the workplace and residence.

Benjamin Labrot works with a team of volunteers. A group of doctors and volunteers who provide free medical care in remote and poor areas.

Over the past few years the team of volunteers treated more than 13,000 patients.

Often they travel on foot for a few days in the jungle to get at villages. Some have never seen a doctor before.

Would you like to help as a volunteer on the boat from Benjamin Labrot?

Are you a doctor, nurse, dentist, ophthalmologist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, medical student, public health researcher, educator, engineer, someone with a pair of willing hands, or just have  the desire to help out in this world ?

You are welcome to participate in this project!

Floating Docters Donation

These volunteers work for the satisfaction and to make a difference in the world.

Your donation comes fully to the right place!

Anyone can contribute, through a donation, to share this article on social media or by going on the ship and having a real commitment to the Floating Doctors.


Floating Doctors



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