Meet microloan recipient Elisa.
Elisa lives in the Ecuadorean countryside with her husband, children and grandchildren. She has spent her entire 69 years of life farming. Life as a farmer has far ex’seed’ed Elisa’s expectations, sow she dreams of continuing for years to come. She is using her microloan to buy a pair of calves and rent land for their fodder.
We are microloaning to Elisa and several farmers throughout Ecuador’s Andean Mountains…
With the new Ecuador Tote (Limited) to help till't the scale in their favor.
Here’s to hoe'ping for great harvests ahead and to feeling good—because after all, it’s Friday!
-Jack & Alley, Co-Founders
(1) Ibarra, Ecuador by Taaluma Traveler Jack (2-7) Ecuador microloan recipients through KIVA.
Wikipedia (ahem, my favorite source) defines “pay it forward” as “an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying the kindness to others instead of to the original benefactor.”
In other words, when someone does something nice for you, you do something nice for someone else, sparking an awesome chain reaction of kindness :)
Season’s greetings to you and your family!
We hope you have a great thyme this season doing your favorite holiday things: from cumin together with your family, to wearing warm and comfy cloves, to chili-ing out and taking some time off to rest. Oh and have fun opening presents too, just remember that “it is always pepper to give than to receive.”
From all of us at Taaluma, we wish you a rose-merry Christmas and a dill-lightful New Year!