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Loans for Micro Businesses
In the Philippines
Individuals are inclined to help/give
to others for a variety of reasons: some are thankful that they
can afford to give; others think that giving fulfills a self-imposed
‘tithe’ – still others feel good when they give.
But ‘giving’ also has
negative issues: namely, give money and it is shortly spent. The
receivers can learn to be dependant on givers and giving.
That issue was expressed thousands
of years ago by Lao Tzu:
"Give a Man a Fish, Feed Him For
Teach a Man to Fish, Feed Him For a Lifetime"
Starting a successful
micro business is akin to teaching a man or woman to fish.
An investment in a micro business helps today – but also helps
the receiver tomorrow – and tomorrow and tomorrow.
are tiny businesses – maybe a few
employees – often only one – the owner.
loans are small amounts of money needed to
get the business started – then up and operating.
purpose of the Micro Loan Program is to help
ambitious and thoughtful individuals earn their
future Economic Independence.
wants to own/operate their own small business.
Why don’t more people actually do it?
The truth is
- many are simply too lazy to get started. They would rather sit
around most of the day doing chicka-chicka – watching
‘WOWOWEE’ – and then trying to figure out where
their next meal is coming from. Others simply don’t have the
organizational skills or energy to operate their own small business.
Operating a successful micro (or a small or larger business) is
seriously HARD WORK.
But the biggest
hurdle for ambitious individuals to starting their own micro business
is NO ACCESS to the needed start-up/growth money.
If you are VERY
serious about creating a successful micro business in your local
community – get more information about Micro Loans.
Rotary Clubs don’t loan the money. But they may chose
to help you with business counsel and planning – and then
help you prepare a Loan Application through KIVA. KIVA
has helped arrange financing for hundreds of thousands
of micro business all over the world via the Internet – with
more then 80% of existing loans going to female business people.
will consider helping you start (or expand) your own micro business
– gain your Economic Independence. More
choice – Economic Independence – OR…
the Planning for Your Own Micro Business
(Or Help a Friend/Relative Start Planning for Theirs)
Provide Your Contact Information
Please Note: Depending on the quantity of inquiries
– and depending on your location – it may take
up to 30 days to receive a reply from a local participating
Rotary Club in your geographic area.
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