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India welcomes The NEO Fund for pilot project!

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The Neo Fund is all about our Borrowers.
Take a moment to meet a few of them here

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In Nicaragua, we serve more than 4,000 meals
per week through 6 locations. Read all about it!

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OUR MISSION …

… is to serve the poor through sustainable community development via micro-lending and child-aid programs by working through established local organizations in some of the most impoverished communities of the developing world. 

ABOUT US

Two Portland, Oregon businessmen established The Neo Fund in 2008 after a botched attempt at serving the poor just a year earlier. Determined to learn from those mistakes, they have developed a model which has proven successful in Nicaragua and is now expanding to other underserved communities around the globe. Read more about the lessons they learned here.

2016 ANNUAL REPORT

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This is Olvie (left) and Samuel (right), two 5-year-olds our partners serve in Cristo Rey, Nicaragua. And hats off to them! For ten years now they’ve worked day in and day out, on the ground, bringing hope, light and joy wherever they go.

To quote Jesus, who identified with the poor and vulnerable, and speaks for Olvie and Samuel and all the others, “I️ was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

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This is Miguel, age 5. He’s eating an orange he got at our partner child feeding program in Cristo Rey, Nicaragua. In small ways every day we invest in poor children. www.theneofund.org

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Our approach to global poverty: Nutrition, basic health care & education for kids. And micro-loans for their moms and dads. All gifts tax deductible at www.theneofund.org/needs.

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This is Michael, age 5, from our partner preschool in Villa Guadalupe, Nicaragua. $20 sends a child from a poor family to school for a month. Learn more at www.theneofund.org.

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This is Marita, age 3. She is one of the children we serve in Nicaragua. $10/mo feeds her; $20 a month sends her to school. www.theneofund.org/needs.

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This is Lakshmi, age 2. She lives at the Pathapadu garbage dump near Vijayawada, India. We imagine a children’s hostel there to provide nutrition, basic health care and education for Lakshmi and the others, and micro-loans for their parents to help get them on their feet. Please consider a tax-deductible year-end gift to help Lakshmi and her friends. www.theneofund.org/needs

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This is Kanaka, age 9, from Golla Guden Village in the Krishna Delta of India. She is one of nearly 9000 regional villagers our partners served at our health clinic this year, at a cost of less than $3 per visit. Sponsor one or more patient visits at www.theneofund.org

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This is Kylie, age 9, from Cristo Rey, Nicaragua. Every nutritious hot meal she enjoys from our partners costs less than 50 cents; $10 for a whole month. Underwrite 2 days or more at www.theneofund.org/needs. Easy. Quick. Remarkably satisfying.

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This is Junior, age 2. Children like him are the main beneficiaries of our work among the poor. www.theneofund.org.

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This is Juan in Cristo Rey, Nicaragua. NEO equips parents with the capabilities to provide for their children’s nutrition, health, and education by working through established loal organizations in some of the most vulnerable communities of the world.

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This is Jose, age 5. He attends our El Faro partner school in Managua, Nicaragua. Going to school gives Jose a big head start toward a life out of poverty. School and a daily hot lunch for Jose costs $20 a month. www.theneofund.org/needs.

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This is Jocelyn, age 7. Our partners serve kids like her with nutritious meals, basic health care and education. And micro-loans for their parents to break cycles of poverty. www.theneofund.org.

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This is Isaac, 4, from Cristo Rey, Nicaragua. He is one of the kids whose lives are better because of NEO and our partners.

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This is Glouise from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. For ten years NEO and our partners have served children in some of the poorest neighborhoods on earth. www.theneofund.org.

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This is Esperanza, age 5. She is one of the children NEO and our partners serve in Nicaragua. Every day, with nutrition, basic health care and education for kids and with micro-loans for their parents, we help create a brighter future. www.theneofund.org.

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This is Durga Prasad, age 3. He lives at the garbage dump by the mango orchards near Pathapadu Village in India. As a “tribal” boy he has no official identity with the government and is truly one of the “poorest of the poor.” Our partners know him and check on him, sometimes taking him food. But Durga needs more. We imagine including him in a local children’s hostel, where he would receive regular meals, health care (including simple hand surgery he needs to repair scarring from a fire), education, love and care. AND we want to start micro-lending in Pathapadu to help his parents escape their poverty. Want to help Durga? Contact us! www.theneofund.org.

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This is David, from the poor village of Cristo Rey in Nicaragua. He’s 2 years old. Every day NEO and our partners provide meals, basic health care, and education to children like him. And we offer micro-loans to their parents to help them escape cycles of poverty. To give $1 or more, visit www.theneofund.org/needs.

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This is Martin. We first met him in 2008, when he was 8 years old (first picture). He and his family lived in deep poverty in The Managua city dump. He entered our partner child-feeding program and then our elementary school and, finally, a foster home outside of the dump. Last year he was 16 years old (second picture), healthy, confident and making plans to go to college. We do sustainable community development for the poorest of the poor. Seeing kids like Martin set on a path to a great life pleases us to no end. Agree? Join our mission! www.theneofund.org. ... See MoreSee Less

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This is one-year-old David, from Managua, Nicaragua. Our mission, through micro-finance and community development, is to help parents create a great life for their kids! More at www.theneofund.org

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Daumer, 3, (and his friend the goat!) lives in the dirt poor village of Cristo Rey, Nicaragua, where there’s not even one paved street. NEO provides nutrition, basic health care and education for kids like Daumer every day. Consider being part by giving even a dollar at www.theneofund.org/needs. It’s quick, easy and satisfying!

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This is Carolina. She’s 2 and she goes to our partner daycare in Managua. The NEO Fund serves disadvantaged children with healthy food, basic health care and life-changing education. Every day!

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This is Carla, age 9, from Cristo Rey, Nicaragua. Just $10/month can help feed her and other kids living in the world’s poorest villages.

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This is Camilla, from Nicaragua. She is 3 years old. The NEO Fund helps parents provide for their children’s nutrition, health and education every day.

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This is Blanca from Cristo Rey, Nicaragua. Her mom has taken micro-loans from us to grow her tortilla business. Child-feeding programs have their place, but we LOVE micro-lending and business coaching to parents for a long-term solution.

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This is Baby Rajau Lella from Pedapatnam Village, Andhra Pradesh, India. Working through our partner Health Center there we serve Rajau and his mom with post-natal care to help him get the healthiest possible start in life!

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This is Arnelie, 10, from Cristo Rey, Nicaragua. She is one of the children the NEO Fund serves. We imagine a world where all parents can provide for their own childrens’ nutrition, health and education. In the meantime $10/ month feeds a child; $25/ month sends her to school. www.theneofund.org/needs

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This is Anna Michele and her mom from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. We believe the best way to help a child is to help their parents succeed!

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This is Angel from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His mother Jesula died of TB shortly after this photo was taken. In the face of tragedies like this, our partners enable us to care for vulnerable children like Angel in practical ways every day.

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This is Andrea, age 8, from Cristo Rey, Nicaragua. She is one of the children the NEO Fund serves. We believe the best way to help a child is to help their parents!

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Say! If you're in and around Portland this weekend, head over to Belmont, at The Tabor Space Coffee Shop and check out our first ever exhibition! We'll be hanging around tomorrow (Saturday, 2 December) starting at noon and would love to see some smiling faces!! The exhibition will be up for the month of December. ... See MoreSee Less

Exhibition at The Tabor Space

December 2, 2017, 12:00pm - December 2, 2017, 5:00pm

Say! If you're in and around Portland this weekend, head over to Belmont, at The Tabor Space Coffee Shop and check out our first ever exhibition! We'll be hanging around tomorrow (Saturday, 2 December...

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This month we’re featuring images of a handful of the kids NEO has served over the years.

This is Alba, from Nicaragua. She is 8 years old. The NEO Fund helps parents provide for their children’s nutrition, health and education every day.

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A hand-up!! Not hand-outs... that's what we believe truly helps people out of poverty!

It's Giving Tuesday! Check out Yadira's story on how a $100 donation to the NEO Fund, loaned out to moms like Yadira, gives them the opportunity to exponentially increase their earnings-per-day!

YOU can be the harbinger of LASTING CHANGE! Your gift to The NEO Fund doesn't need to be matched to have more giving power... it just needs to be loaned out. Again, and again, and again, and....

Start here: TheNEOfund.org/needs. THANK YOU!!
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There is an epidemic of Dengue Fever in the Krishna River Delta. Our health center has held 6 special clinics to treat victims. So far we've seen 515 patients, made dozens of house visits, and helped get 68 people to the government hospital in Machilipatnam for life-saving treatment. Our health center is the difference between life and death for multitudes of the poor and vulnerable. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation of any amount at www.theneofund.org/focus/india to allow us to continue saving lives! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hey, FCCT Team from Summer 2017, remember that corn field you helped plant at El Faro’s Farm in Cristo Rey? Look what happened!! Nice work!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The El Faro Vocational Training Center and Test Farm in Nicaragua looks great! They are growing a garden where there was only a wasteland before. Kudos to all of the hard workers who made this a reality! ... See MoreSee Less

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New solar lights at our Health Center in India help staff and guests avoid the cobras on the grounds at night! Kudos and thanks to our partners who funded the solar power system and helped us buy the new lights! The Health Center serves about 700 people a month. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ron in dialogue with future global citizens on how to make a difference. ... See MoreSee Less

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Veronica and her husband Jose have a welding business in Villa Guadalupe, near the Managua city dump. Jose is the welder and Veronica takes care of the business side. They took a micro-loan for materials to make roller carts and step ladders, which they can sell at a significant profit. NEO loans help change the lives of the poor in Nicaragua every day! ... See MoreSee Less

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In Rayapalli village the women make handicrafts as means of supporting their families. One of the businesses is to make mats of Toddy leaves, which they can sell at a good profit in the larger town of Machilipatnam.

The increase in the womens’ income helps them to send their children to school instead of sending them to labour in the fields. Educating children is a sign of transformation in the lives of the poor and the marginalized.

Your gift toward loan capital will help launch our micro-lending group among the women in Rayapalli.

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Hygiene can literally mean the difference between life and death for villagers in India. So, in the month of July our health educator visited all the primary schools in 11 villages near our Pedapatnam Health Center to address the students and teachers about this topic. In the most practical ways imaginable, with your help we're making a long-term difference for countless people! ... See MoreSee Less

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"No dark fate determines the future. We do. Each day and each moment, we are able to create and re-create our lives and the very quality of human life on our planet. This is the power we wield." -Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama in The Book of Joy

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The solar power installation at our India clinic is proceeding according to schedule. And just in time. Ironically, while we were there we lost power at the height of activity. (And, our watchman described the 6 ft. cobra he has seen wandering the grounds at night! Night lighting will be coming soon!) ... See MoreSee Less

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"Your task is to find the good, the true, and the beautiful in everything, even and most especially the problematic. The bad is never strong enough to counteract the good." — Richard Rohr ... See MoreSee Less

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We dropped by our clinic in Pedapatnam (India) today. How lovely to see it filled with villagers being cared for by our attentive staff! ... See MoreSee Less

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Poisonous snakes & over 110° heat! Can you imagine running a health clinic without power? We need to bring solar power to our India clinic ASAP. It will let us keep one room cool for exams/treatment and power outdoor lights so our 24-hr staff can avoid the venomous snakes that come out at night. <shudder>. Please help with whatever you can!! Visit TheNeoFund.org/needs (specify #nosnakes) ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking Forward week 4:

Health Clinic Funding for June 2017-June 2018
Cost: $24,000 or $2,000/month

The Pedapatnam health clinic is our core work in Andhra Pradesh, providing 30,000 people with the basic health care they desperately need and enabling us to maintain relationships of trust so that we can provide loans and other life-giving services that will help lift people from extreme poverty over time.

As always, please visit us at www.theneofund.org to explore our past, present, and future projects to help our cherished neighbors near and far.
#TheNeoFund #goals2017 #microlending #India #HealthClinic #Pedapatnam #poverty #loans #donor #donations #funding #lookingforward #helpothers
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Looking Forward week 3:

Capital Expansion Managua-
Completing construction of the first and second floors, improve the current roof, install sound-system, lighting, and fans, finish interior offices, and level the floor of "El Faro Central".
Cost: $48,700

"El Faro Central" is the nerve center of our work in Nicaragua, a growing facility that is constantly buzzing with people and activity. It houses a daycare, kindergarten, elementary school, church, micro-finance institution, accounting office, auditor, counselors, periodic health clinics, kids clubs, men's and women's groups, marriage and other life-skills classes, and much more.

For more information about The Neo Fund, our past, present and future goals, or how you can help or donate, please visit us at:
www.theneofund.org

#TheNeoFund #microlending #construction #ElFaro #Nicaragua #CapitalExpansion #Managua #goals2017 #helpingothers #helpingothershelpthemselves
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Hankering for the best plaintain chips? Francesca and her husband Simon make the best in Managua. They are borrowers in our NEO Nica program, and live in Christo Rey. ... See MoreSee Less

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"We rise by lifting others."

Looking Forward week 2

We have the attainable goal to launch a long-term microfinance co-op to serve women in the Krishna Delta, Andhra Pradesh.

Our lending model has proven itself to help moms raise their economic fortunes in ways that directly benefit their children.

The Krishna Delta is begging for a program like this. The new
Women’s Credit Cooperative will be run by the women themselves and managed by our partners at KISES.

Cost: $29,000 for the 18-month pilot program

#TheNeoFund #microlending #India #KrishnaDelta #AndhraPradesh #donation #goals #2017goals #Women #womenandchildren #womenthemselves
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