Dreams Hidden In Your Heart

We all have dreams in our hearts. Some may be planted deep inside, hidden away from the world; but they are still there and cannot be denied.

I had a dream in my heart to compete in a Figure Competition and I hid it as deep as womanly possible in my heart. I was afraid and had no resources to make it grow. Luckily I had people around me that watered my dream when I had nothing left. My husband gave me the push and incredible support to start working with a personal trainer and chase all of my dreams in life and fitness, my life coach lead me on a path of self discovery to find out who I’ve been created to be, and my friends and family rallied around me and cheered me on when I thought I couldn’t go any further.

They watered my dry and barren soul and now I have a garden of dreams growing in my heart.

I am incredibly grateful to have been given so much hope, love, and support in making my dreams a reality.

I am blessed to live in Canada where I can spend hours a day training, chopping vegetables, and obsessing about my muffin top. There are people in the world that WISH they had my problems.

They dream of not having to worry about feeding their families, having a roof over their heads, and a means to provide for their children past today.

The seeds for these dreams have been planted deep in their hearts, but now they need water to make them grow. How can we not water these dreams?

I believe that together we can change the lives of 5 people in the month of March by lending them the money they need to start or increase a business to support their families. I believe that collectively we have enough extra to give life to 5 people’s dreams. I decided to work with Kiva because they are a non-profit organization that gives micro-loans. Each entrepreneur is responsible to pay back their loan over a specified term. When the money is paid back, you have the choice to reinvest your money or get it back.

Imagine the impact that we could have through the reinvestment of the same funds over and over! For as little as $25 you can bring hope, life, and health to people all over the world time and time again.

It is amazing to me that $275 can give life to someone’s dream and create a better future for their tomorrow. Read about the brave and courageous people who have declared their dream out loud and are waiting for the rain to come.

Let’s be rainmakers and change the world!

Here’s how:

  1. Join the Bikini Or Bust! Kiva Lending Group. Currently I am the only member and feeling rather lonely…who’s going to be the first person to step up?
  2. Spread the word. Once you’re a member you can send invites out to your friends and family.
  3. Give. The minimum loan is $25 and you will be paid back when the loan is repaid.
  4. Help me CHOOSE who to give the funds to. Everyone that is part of the group will be able to vote on who we change the world for on March 31, 2011.
  5. Double your investment. For the first $1,000 that is donated, a very fabulous man has committed to matching the funds. Your $25 is now $50.

Let’s empower those who have a dream in their heart but no means to make it grow. Let’s bring a flood of hope and impact in the month of March. Let’s show the world what a group of fit, strong, and amazing people can do.

“How wonderful it is that nobdoy need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

– Anne Frank

Let’s change the world today.

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Comments

  1. Kathy H says:

    Okay, I finally joined! Need to figure out how to get the donation on there.

    Kathy

  2. edebock says:

    Fantastic! I’m already a Kiva lender & am so glad that you’re helping spread the word.

  3. This was on my heart last week! So cool! I joined today! Will deposit fund on Friday payday 🙂

  4. ultra_matt says:

    Hi Donloree, I just joined. Do we individually pick groups to lend to or is BikiniOrBust going to concentrate our efforts on a particular cause? Thanks!

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