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The 69th and 70th Microfinance Loan to KIVA by Marquette Turner

Marquette Turner have just made our 69th and 70th microfinance loans to two groups of women in the African nation of Rwanda. Loans are made to micro-finance institutions to help build sustainable businesses to provide income to feed, clothe, house & educate someone in the developing world

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KIVA Microfinance Update on Alivera Mukamukiza in Rwanda

Good news from the KIVA Organisation, who have revealed that Alivera Mukamukiza – a recipient of MarquetteTurner microfinance loans- has reached her target loan of $1,025 USD to help expand her business, a general store that sells a large variety of food and other items. Living in Kigali, Rwanda Alivera will use her loan to purchase […]

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Our Latest Kiva Microfinance Loan: Augustina’s Group in Ghana

Our latest microfinance loan via Kiva.org is our 68th, and is to Augustina’s Group: a group of women in Berekum, Ghana. They plan to invest in food, farming and land by raising $2800 USD and have so far raised 33%.

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Congratulations KIVA on Being Awarded Charity Navigator’s Highest Rating

KIVA organisation, a non-profit charity that empowers people and groups throughout the world in an effort to alleviate poverty, has recently been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating, which rates such measures as an organisations overall effectiveness, capacity and efficiency.

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Our Latest Microfinance Loan: Kanoni Tweyambe Group A-kihihi Kihihi, Uganda: Agriculture

The latest microfinance loan made by Marquette Turner via KIVA.org is our 51st. It is to Kanoni Tweyambe Group A-kihihi, whose $4,300 loan helped purchase fertilizers and manure to improve production and fertility of her tea farming gardens.

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Luxury Real Estate News: 5 July 2010 Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

In the 5 July 2010 issue of the Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine we feature La Dolfina Polo Ranch, home of the top player and top team in the world. We also look at fractional ownership, how it can provide you with a luxury residence at only a fraction of the cost, together with two developments – one in Noosa, Australia, and the other in Tuscany, Italy – where you can buy into. There’s also a fantastic renovation in Mallorca, the Sultan of Brunei’s garage for his 7000 vehicle collection, a contentious look at Australian household debt and real estate prices, and as always some wonderful properties for sale throughout the world.

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Luxury Real Estate News: 30 July 2010 Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

In the 30 July 2010 Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine we feature a stunning Malibu Estate that's literally straight out of the movies.  Speaking of which, there's also a feature on Marilyn Monroe's former home.  Plus, we've got some Green tips for helping in the sale of your property, an online service to help makeover your home, our latest microfinance loans via the Kiva organisation, plus an outstanding mansion in Ireland

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Our Latest KIVA Microfinance Loans: Kyrgyzstan, Philippines and Rwanda

Since joining Kiva a few years ago, certain trends and rules of thumb have arisen as to why we lend to particular individuals and groups. As always, the causes we choose are not made because they are more deserving than others – we’ve gradually been able to separate our desperate want “not to judge” with the reality that we can’t help everyone. In saying that, there’s a Talmudic quotation (you may have heard it in the movie, Schindler’s List): “Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire”. That seems a pretty good rule to work by.

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