MicroAid Family Stories 2012

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Read the stories of MicroAid family members and their community partners in MicroAid Family Stories 2012 on how your donation could help. Or click here to download the pdf file.

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Children always give hope

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Children always give hope

What do you think when you see the eyes of the children who want to learn and play with their friends at school. Meet the children below as Amber Beresford did in Wailiti village, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Children always give hope. Here we saw a lot of hope. We help their parents to have the skills so they can send their own children to school, with their own money.  After MicroAid Projects training and selling their products, such as woven bags and purses and fermented banana drinks, now they can develop their lives through their own hard work, some new business skills thanks to MicroAid and perseverance.

Amber, one of regular donors MicroAid Projects, with children in Wailiti village during her visit in May 2011

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A new light from discarded plastic bottles

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See how a simple technology can help lives of low income families. 
Not a MicroAid project but a great idea!
Do you have a creative idea like this that we can share with others?
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Life becomes easier through the family vegetable garden

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Meta, one of Fransiska’s daughters, is wateringkale seeds using a hose pipe purchased from the results of the vegetableharvest of rural cabbages (collard) and broccoli. All are happy because it iseasier to water the plants using a water hose, no need to use the bucket.

We live and manage the family vegetable garden In Wailiti village, Sikka regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It is currently the end of dry season and will coming to rainy season soon so we need a lot of water for watering the plants. We have also just finished planting spinach seeds.

Praise God, from the harvest result of cabbage and broccoli we grew on the same land, and with additional funding we get from MicroAid, then we can buy a new water pump. This allows us to water our plants. We are all happy because it is easier to water the plants using a water hose, no need to use a bucket that we had to take water from far away.

Again and again, we are grateful for the grace of God. All has become much easier now. Easy to water the plants because we use a water hose, easy to care for the garden because the whole family helped and easy sell our harvest because buyers come directly to our gardens to buy the crop.

Fransiska and four other housewives with the help of their children are currently busy taking care of vegetable gardens run by the family. In January 2011, they only manage a vegetable garden area of 100 m2 which planted only cabbages. Because so many were interested in the results of the vegetable garden, now they have added to their garden area up to 400 m2 with kale, collards and broccoli. Thank you MicroAid and the Toby Beresford family, who came to visit us last year.
Read the full project report here

If you want to buy our crops, please visit to our village…

Fransiska and family group,
Wailiti village, Sikka regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

 

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New Look Websites at MicroAid

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Take a sneak preview of our new look as we bring all aspects of MicroAid into one place.

MicroAid Projects
A place to fund poor families directly so they can learn a new home enterprise skill. Helping people help themselves.

MicroAid Library
Our MicroAid library shares experience in video, audio, text and reports on Best Management Practices (BMPs) for interesting products for low income families. Using the same BMPs for their home enterprise, families can join together in clusters with other micro-producers that provide the quality and quantity needed by the market.

MicroAid Connections
Using Linked In and other social networks, we connect the private sector to the bottom of the pyramid in shared value supply chains for sustainable livelihoods products. Connecting directly offers the traceability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) now demanded by new consumers.

Informed People + Quality Product + Market Connection = Sustainable Livelihoods = Poverty Eradication

Warm regards,
MicroAid Projects Team

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