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Latest Posts / November 27, 2015

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Fun Facts Friday: Selma Lagerlöf
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / November 20, 2015

Selma Lagerlöf (20 November, 1858 – 16 March, 1940) was a prize winning author from Sweden. “1959 CPA 2284” by Post of USSR Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. Lagerlöf was born with a hip injury and gotten an illness which left her lame in both legs, however she recovered. She was the fifth child out of six siblings. She was working as a teacher when she submitted her work to a writing contest and won a publishing contract. Her most famous book was Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils). Lagerlöf was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. She traveled to Italy, Palestine and other parts of the world. Those travels inspired much of her work. Lagerlöf was an active suffragette. She was a friend of German-Jewish write Nelly Sachs and due to her efforts the Swedish Royal family secured the release of Ms. Sachs and her mother from Nazi Germany. Lagerlöf sold the movie rights to all her unpulished work to Swedish Cinema Theatre. Many of books were made into movies during the golden age of Swedish silent films. A street in Jerusalem, Israel is named after the…

Fun Facts Friday: Kurt Vonnegut
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / November 13, 2015

Kurt Vonnegut (11 November, 1922 – 11 April, 2007) was a prolific American author, best known for his 1969 novel Slaughterhouse-Five. “Kurt-Vonnegut-US-Army-portrait” by United States Army – Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. Books by Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut is actually a “junior”, his father, Kurt Vonnegut Sr. was an architect. Vonnegut hated the semi-colon and said that they are”“transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.“ The author had to leave Butler University in Indiana after barely getting a C in his English courses. Slaughterhouse-Five is one of the most banned books in US schools. Appropriately, Mr. Vonnegut was very much against censorship. Mr. Vonnegut was a fan of science fiction and there even an asteroid named after him (25399 Vonnegut). He opened one of the first Saab dealerships in the US. He joined the Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Vonnegut was captured by the Germans and sent to Dresden to work in a slaughterhouse which then produced malt syrup for pregnant women. He survived the firebombing of Dresden, when over 90% of the city’s center was destroyed,  as a POW and received a Purple…

New Kiva Loan: Gaminia from Israel
Latest Posts / November 12, 2015

My beloved wife and I enjoyed our visit to Nazareth many years ago. A wonderful city with wonderful, well deserving people. Click here to donate yourself Click here to donate yourself Gaminia owns a cosmetics and hair salon. She earned her hair styling certification and ‎has been managing her growing business. Gaminia is a quiet, determined professional. ‎She is dedicated to reaching her goals and making sure each step that she takes in her ‎business strengthens the business and her family. After doing an exhaustive survey of ‎costs and benefits, Gaminia has decided to invest in an important cosmetics machine.‎ Gaminia needed this loan to purchase the new cosmetics equipment. She is ‎investing her own funds and utilizing the loan for the balance. Gaminia decided to ‎acquire this piece of equipment specifically for its potential to increase profits, meet the needs of her customers, ‎and its potential to strengthen her salon.‎ In the future, Gaminia wants to develop her business into a bridal salon which also sells ‎accessories. For now, she is strengthening her business and providing excellent service ‎to her customers, taking each step on her path to reach her next goal.‎

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