Micro-lending: This year we decided to support an exciting micro-lending program through Kiva.org.
Kiva connects lenders to people all over the world requesting small loans.
This is an amazing program where we as individuals, families, businesses, churches, etc.... can help our international (or
domestic) brothers and sisters help themselves.
In short, you can loan as little as $25, see a photo and description of the person receiving the loan, and when it is paid back
(currently about 98% of loans are paid back) you can either take your money out of Kiva or relend it to someone else.
We encourage you to take a look at www.kiva.org/about to find out more.
During 2012 we will be funding this exciting Kiva program utilizing a portion of our ONLINE SALES & Off-Site EVENTS.
Thank you for your support!
Micro-Lending: Purchase from our Online Store @ The
Waconia Fair Trade Gift Shop = Help the Kiva.org project.
At the Waconia Fair Trade Gift Shop we are proud to serve the Waconia Community and surrounding areas. We realize and
appreciate the great work many local organizations do for the ones in need in our very own communities.
We continue this wonderful initiative where we donate a portion of our sales from our mortar
and brick store to the Waconia United Food Shelf.
We are thankful of the great work they do for those in need.
You will be supporting the Waconia United Food Shelf with every purchase you make from our shop located inside
Mackenthun's Fine Foods in Waconia.
We also encourage everyone to support the Waconia United Food Shelf directly by visiting their volunteers and members at
the location below or give them a call to find out how you can help too!
The Waconia United Food Shelf is located at 11 Elm Street South, Waconia. Phone: 952-442-3878.
The Waconia United Food Shelf is "a community organization providing food and supportive
services to residents of Independent School District 110, Victoria and Cologne."
Hours: Monday, Friday, & Saturday 9 am -12 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 4pm-7pm
Source: Facebook page of the Waconia United Food Shelf
Store Hours: Mon-Sun 6am-midnight