Angels of Solara
It is so exciting to give updates on our Angels of Solara KIVA Team Loans. Several of our loan recipients have paid back their loans and are on their way to a better life! We have decided as a team to continue the program and lend to new small business owners around the world. If you are interested in joining our team and contributing contact us to find out more.
JOAKIM – KENYA
A loan of $950 helped to add farm inputs to boost production.
A loan of $1,300 helped to buy more chickens to raise and then sell.
MAWAR SILAWAN GROUP
A loan of $900 helped a member to purchase additional ingredients such as cake flour, sugar, butter, bananas, cooking oil.
JULIETA – PAID IN FULL
A loan of $450 helped to pay for cassava, coconut, coconut milk, sugar and equipment to bake native cakes and “buko” ( coconut) pies for sale.
Solara Gives Back
Solara always welcomes the opportunity to give back to the community. We do this throughout the year with different charities. Below are the current groups that we support and continually engage with in how best to support and serve them in their ongoing work.
Christmas Charity of Choice
Disability and the Arts
We all got Fit Bits and are going to accumulate all of our steps to walk across Canada.
It is fun to have a goal and fun to participate together as a team.
Check out all the details on our blog post.
UPDATE: Solara Dental Care’s Angels of Solara program is proud to announce its’ involvement with KIVA, a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating poverty in communities all around the world.
KIVA works with microfinance institutions on five continents to provide loans to people without access to traditional banking systems. One hundred percent of your loan is sent to these microfinance institutions, which we call Field Partners, who administer the loans in the field.
KIVA relies on a world wide network of over 450 volunteers who work with our Field Partners, edit and translate borrower stories, and ensure the smooth operation of countless other KIVA programs.
Angels of Solara will match every dollar donated by patients.
One of our other more recent projects was to raise money for a family in Brazil to live their dream of having a pet supply business. We also provided them with business mentoring for 6 months to help them become successful business owners.
Check us out on Facebook for all the details on all our charitable work.
We have always been interested in being socially responsible. We have chosen local charities to support as well as global causes. One of our local charities is the Mustard Seed. Two to three times per year we deliver 120-150 toothbrushes and toothpastes.
Every year we also have a dental charity day where our whole team volunteers their time to provide dental services to some of our patients who are having challenging life circumstances.
As a dental office we use a lot of water every day for sterilization, hand washing, rinsing mouths etc. So to compensate for our water usage we have decided to provide clean water for people in other countries who don’t have access to it. We have started a clean water campaign that is running until September 2018 to raise $1000 to go to www.charitywater.org We will match all donations made up to the $1000