Forward Movement Inc.(Not for Profit Social Business)

Forward Movement Inc.(Not for Profit Social Business) Forward Movement is a Social Business enterprise. Forward Movement Inc. is a Social Business enterprise and a Think Tank for Social Issues. follows the business model of Noble Laurette Dr. Muhammad Yunus .
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We bring ideas and people together and engage them in rewarding experiences. We started as a private family and friend’s initiative in 1999. We have now grown and work through partnerships and alliances with like minded groups and individuals. We are self funded. We generate no profits and offer no dividends- just the bliss of reward. All of our projects are carried out on purely voluntary basis; we have no employees and no overhead. As such, we do no fund- raising, accept no general donation of cash, or seek any cash grants from government or others. Our shareholders pay actual costs when outside goods and services are purchased. We are not a 501c (3) charity organization. We are a non-profit corporation; our work is aligned with humanitarian needs and promotion of social businesses for the empowerment of women, poor, and the disenfranchised minorities. Unlike regular business corporations whose main aim is to maximize the generation of profits, we measure our success by the creation of social good in poor communities where access to a lot of basic needs of life is limited. We help the poor to move forward in the journey of life. We are continuously moving forward, never looking back.

We bring ideas and people together and engage them in rewarding experiences. We started as a private family and friend’s initiative in 1999. We have now grown and work through partnerships and alliances with like minded groups and individuals. We are self funded. We generate no profits and offer no dividends- just the bliss of reward. All of our projects are carried out on purely voluntary basis; we have no employees and no overhead. As such, we do no fund- raising, accept no general donation of cash, or seek any cash grants from government or others. Our shareholders pay actual costs when outside goods and services are purchased. We are not a 501c (3) charity organization. We are a non-profit corporation; our work is aligned with humanitarian needs and promotion of social businesses for the empowerment of women, poor, and the disenfranchised minorities. Unlike regular business corporations whose main aim is to maximize the generation of profits, we measure our success by the creation of social good in poor communities where access to a lot of basic needs of life is limited. We help the poor to move forward in the journey of life. We are continuously moving forward, never looking back.

Mission: Forward Movement is dedicated to providing clean drinking water to poor communities.

Operating as usual

A loan to Saleh
01/19/2021
A loan to Saleh

A loan to Saleh

A loan of $2,500 helps to buy machines and tools needed for his bakery.

A loan to Alen
01/19/2021
A loan to Alen

A loan to Alen

A loan of $2,500 helps to buy seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides for her work.

A loan to Osama
01/19/2021
A loan to Osama

A loan to Osama

A loan of $1,975 helps to buy seeds, fertilizers and pesticides to use on his farm.

A loan to Palmis Eneji Sa
12/17/2020
A loan to Palmis Eneji Sa

A loan to Palmis Eneji Sa

A loan of $50,000 helps to import clean energy products such as solar lanterns for rural Haiti.

A loan to Apisel Beekeeping Association Group
11/27/2020
A loan to Apisel Beekeeping Association Group

A loan to Apisel Beekeeping Association Group

A loan of $10,000 helps a member to expand beehives and include more families to start beekeeping as a sustainable source of income.

A loan to Hadeel
10/18/2020
A loan to Hadeel

A loan to Hadeel

A loan of $2,275 helps to buy fabric for her sewing business to be prepared for more customers, to make an income for her children.

Forward Movement Inc has partnered with Kuli Kuli, a Social Enterprise that supports Moringa tree farmers  in Asia Afric...
09/12/2020

Forward Movement Inc has partnered with Kuli Kuli, a Social Enterprise that supports Moringa tree farmers in Asia Africa and Latin America

Kuli Kuli's story
Moringa is a climate-smart, drought-resistant tree that provides a pathway to economic and nutritional security for rural communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Its leaves are more nutritious than kale (2x protein, 3x calcium, 4x iron) and absorb 20x more carbon dioxide than other tropical vegetation. Farmers can earn $1,200/acre growing moringa vs. $300/acre growing maize. However, they often lack access to international markets.

Kuli Kuli improves livelihoods by sourcing moringa from smallholder farmers, particularly women-owned farming cooperatives in West Africa, and teaching them how to grow, process and incorporate moringa into their diets. The company pays a higher price for higher impact moringa. Many women are able to earn 5-10x the average income in their region. Meet Pierrette, a moringa farmer in Benin.

As of 2019, Kuli Kuli has generated over $5.2 million in revenue for moringa farmers, supported over 3,200 livelihoods, and planted 24.6 million moringa trees. Learn more here.

This loan of $100,000 will be used to finance purchases from moringa farmers who have been impacted by business disruption due to COVID-19. It is Kuli Kuli’s first loan through the Kiva Labs: Social Enterprise program.

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Syed,

As a Trustee of Kiva.org I can sponsor your application for small business loan up to $15,000 at 0%. Please contact me.

Syed Ahmed,CEO
Forward Movement Inc.

Small businesses are suffering under the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19. But we believe the Kiva community can help, which is why we’re expanding our Kiva U.S. program to make loans more available than ever for small business owners during tough economic times.

Apply for a loan
In addition to 0% interest and no fees, U.S. applicants for a Kiva loan will have access to the following:

Expanded eligibility: More businesses in the US will be eligible for a Kiva loan.
Larger loans: The maximum loan on the Kiva platform will increase from $10,000 to $15,000.
Grace period: New borrowers may access a grace period of up to 6 months for greater financial flexibility.
US Kiva borrower, Jared Gardner
“A zero-interest loan is a fantastic opportunity to be able to finance something that we might not otherwise qualify for immediately,” said Jared Gardner of Nehalem River Ranch in Oregon. “To have that flexibility of crowdfunding our own financing was huge. Made a big difference.”



We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has global impact, and we'll continue to explore ways to help as many people affected by this crisis as possible. Currently, the U.S. market is the place we have the most agility to deploy financial assistance.



For many small businesses, a Kiva loan may be the difference between shutting down and keeping the doors open. That’s why we’re encouraging all small businesses who need a helping hand to apply for a 0% interest loan today.



If you know a small business in your community struggling right now, spread the word and lend to U.S. businesses! A small loan makes a world of difference and we have businesses impacted by COVID-19 available right now for funding on Kiva.org.

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The Kiva team

Emad's storyEmad is a 21-year-old young man who lives with his family in a village near Jenin, West Bank. He is an enthu...
03/21/2020

Emad's story

Emad is a 21-year-old young man who lives with his family in a village near Jenin, West Bank. He is an enthusiastic and active young man, full of hope and energy. He is a hard worker, serving his family by facing life's challenges. He started working in farming where he plants different types of vegetables, which is the only source of income for him.

He went to Palestine for Credit and Development (FATEN) to request a loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and pay for tilling the land. This will improve his production and increase his income. He hopes you will help by funding his loan.

This loan is special because:
It targets youth in a region where young people often are unable to find jobs.

We have partnered with Muhammad of Jericho, West Bank, Palestine.Muhammad is a 27-year-old man who lives with his family...
03/21/2020

We have partnered with Muhammad of Jericho, West Bank, Palestine.
Muhammad is a 27-year-old man who lives with his family in Jericho, West Bank. He is an enthusiastic and active young man, full of hope and energy. He is a hard worker, serving his family by facing life's challenges. He has a small store and wants to use it to get an income. Muhammad went to Palestine for Credit and Development (FATEN), so that he can repair and modify the store in order to be able to rent it out and obtain an income source. He hopes that you will help by funding his loan.

This loan is special because:
It’s for recent graduates who are eager to start their careers.

03/21/2020

Forward Movement Inc. has partnered with Muhammad of Jericho, West Bank, Palestine.

Muhammad is a 27-year-old man who lives with his family in Jericho, West Bank. He is an enthusiastic and active young man, full of hope and energy. He is a hard worker, serving his family by facing life's challenges. He has a small store and wants to use it to get an income. Muhammad went to Palestine for Credit and Development (FATEN), so that he can repair and modify the store in order to be able to rent it out and obtain an income source. He hopes that you will help by funding his loan.

This loan is special because:
It’s for recent graduates who are eager to start their careers.

My Forward Movement Inc. (Not for Profit Social Business) has completed a Solar Power Project in the desert region of Th...
02/17/2020

My Forward Movement Inc. (Not for Profit Social Business) has completed a Solar Power Project in the desert region of Tharparkar, Pakistan. In all 120 homes in remote villages were powered with Solar Lights. These homes of poor people were off grid.

2019: Forward Movement Inc.'s footprint reached 1453 projects in 66 countries engaging in more than 20 self empowerment ...
12/25/2019

2019: Forward Movement Inc.'s footprint reached 1453 projects in 66 countries engaging in more than 20 self empowerment activities critical to the needs of humanity: income generation through self employment projects like milk production and sale, agricultural crops on small farms, goat, chicken, and cattle raising and sales, clean water and sanitation, solar home energy, low cost schools in rural areas and urban slums, construction trade support, retail stores and food stalls, support for rickshaw repairs, etc. We also participate with Social Enterprise projects that provide employment such as recycling tires to produce soles for sandals and other such ventures. Write to us for further details.🇺🇳🇦🇫🇦🇽🇦🇱🇩🇿🇦🇸🇦🇩🇦🇴🇦🇮🇦🇶🇺🇳🇦🇬🇦🇷🇦🇲🇦🇼🇦🇺🇦🇹🇦🇿🇧🇸🇧🇭🇧🇩🇧🇧🇧🇾🇧🇪🇧🇿🇧🇯🇧🇲🇧🇹🇧🇴🇧🇦🇧🇼🇧🇷🇮🇴🇻🇬🇧🇳🇧🇬🇧🇫🇧🇮🇰🇭🇨🇲🇧🇳🇧🇬🇧🇦🇧🇼🇮🇴🇧🇫🇰🇭🇨🇨🇨🇴🇬🇲🇵🇰🇹🇿🇹🇭🇻🇳🇹🇷🇳🇺🇳🇵

My forward Movement Inc. is participating in 91 school projects in Pakistan, admonistered by Kashf Foundation. Here is F...
12/17/2019

My forward Movement Inc. is participating in 91 school projects in Pakistan, admonistered by Kashf Foundation.

Here is Fozia's story from Lahore.

Fozia is a 31 year old woman who opened her school believing that she could help the disadvantaged gain a strong foothold in the society by receiving quality education. She is very devoted to guide her students properly and then let them explore practical life themselves.She has requested for PKR 200,000 for construction of the school.

My forward Movement Inc. is participating in 91 school projects in Pakistan, administered by Kashf Foundation.Here is th...
12/17/2019

My forward Movement Inc. is participating in 91 school projects in Pakistan, administered by Kashf Foundation.

Here is the story of Ashar of Faisalabad

Ashar is a 27-year-old man, who has been running a low cost private school to help the destitute children of his community. The aim of the school is to foster an environment of respect.

The school’s building is old, and needs urgent repairing and maintenance. Therefore, he has requested a loan of PKR 200,000 to repair the school’s building and also purchase furniture.

My Forward Movement has participated in 91 school projects in Pakistan administered by Kashf Foundation. This is the sto...
12/17/2019

My Forward Movement has participated in 91 school projects in Pakistan administered by Kashf Foundation.

This is the story of a school in Arifwala.

Zulkifel is a 37-year-old man, who has been running a low-cost private school to help the destitute children of his community. The aim of the school is to foster an environment of respect. The school’s building is old and it needs urgent repairing and maintenance. Therefore, he has requested a loan of PKR. 130,000 to repair the school’s building and also purchase furniture.

This loan is special because:
It helps low-income schools provide quality education in Pakistan's urban slums.
More about this loan

This loan is part of Kashf Foundation's effort to provide financial and technical support to schools catering to low-income students in urban slums. With this credit, entrepreneurs running low-cost private schools can fund the operations of their schools, pay teachers, afford capital expenditures, and improve infrastructure. By funding this loan, you will help improve the quality of teaching methods, curricula and facilities, and increase enrollment and retention rates at schools in Pakistan's slums.

About Kashf Foundation:

Kashf Foundation is one of the leading microfinance providers in Pakistan, focused on expanding financial access for poor women across the country. The organization’s economic empowerment program has grown from 913 clients in 1999 to 284,653 clients as of May 2012, with a current outstanding portfolio of US$32 million.

Kashf has trained over 227,000 clients in basic financial literacy and systemized financial education since 2010, in addition to providing training in gender justice and empowerment to over 12,500 participants since 2011. This group includes clients, their husbands and adolescent boys in their communities.

Over the past 16 years, Kashf has disbursed an estimated 2 million loans. Today, it operates in 16 districts in Punjab province and 1 district in Sindh province through a network of 157 branches. It plans to open 19 new branches to cover all four of Pakistan’s provinces.

Greetings from Kashf FoundationPakistanDear KIVA Lenders, Thank you for your loan! Shazia has successfully completed her...
12/17/2019

Greetings from Kashf Foundation
Pakistan
Dear KIVA Lenders, Thank you for your loan! Shazia has successfully completed her loan cycle. With the help of Kiva loan, she has purchased new furniture and maintained the old school building. She earned good amount of income. She is very much thankful to Kiva and all lenders!
Posted by Zahid Hameed on November 21, 2019

My Forward Movement is partnering with VITALITESAVE OUR ENVIRONMENTZambiaThe increase in demand of the use of charcoal i...
12/17/2019

My Forward Movement is partnering with VITALITE

SAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT
Zambia
The increase in demand of the use of charcoal in Zambia has affected the environment negatively, resulting into poor rainfall patterns and land degradation. VITALITE carried out a deforestation campaign in one of the densely populated areas in Lusaka called Ng’ombe by providing efficient cooking stoves that use 75% less charcoal than the traditional stoves. 1161 efficient cooking stoves where…

12/17/2019
My Forward Movement Inc. has partnered with Iman of Tirt Israel in her Chicare facility venture. KORET Israel Economic D...
11/19/2019

My Forward Movement Inc. has partnered with Iman of Tirt Israel in her Chicare facility venture. KORET Israel Economic Development Fund is administering this loan.

Iman's story

After Iman's husband had a car accident over seven years ago, she ‎understood the disability pay they were receiving would not allow them to support ‎themselves. She decided she could no longer depend on others and must ‎earn an income to support her family.

She started working as a caregiver at a ‎home for disabled children. Iman enjoys her work but needed to earn a better salary so she decided, together with her adult daughter, to open a ‎daycare for children. Iman works evening shifts and manages the daycare together with ‎her daughter. They have a large playroom and eating area for the children and ‎a good playground area outside. For the last four years. she and her daughter ‎have managed a lovely home-based daycare for children from their town.‎

Iman needed this loan to buy new games and equipment for the daycare to ‎prepare for the fall and a new year.‎

Iman wants to continue managing the daycare while working evening shifts. ‎She loves both of these jobs and is proud of the care she provides.‎

We have partnered with Moringa Connect Ghana, a Social Business enterprise. Here is an update. Syed Ahmed, CEOOur moring...
11/08/2019

We have partnered with Moringa Connect Ghana, a Social Business enterprise. Here is an update. Syed Ahmed, CEO

Our moringa powder business unit continues its path to recovery - we're slowing starting to rebuild bigger and better than before. We've also started to replant our nucleus moringa seed farm and new test plots in different geographical regions across Ghana with our new staff agronomist. We'll have more news on that front very soon.

We've had a lot of exciting news on the moringa oil front. We launched our new three step skincare line this July and made our first foray into national retail with our launch in Pharmaca. We spent time this July and August traveling to all 16 Pharmaca locations in California, running store trainings and demos, and taking a crash course in the world of retail. We'll be headed out to Pharmaca locations in Washington, Oregon, and Colorado later on this year.

The good news doesn't stop there - next month, we'll be launching in select Whole Foods around New England! This has been a dream of ours for the past five years, and it's a bit surreal that our products will be on store shelves this September. We would love your help spreading word to your friends and family on the coasts!

To celebrate these milestones (and the end of summer) use code KIVASUMMER at truemoringa.com for 25% off your order!

Moringa Love,

Kwami & Emily

My Forward Movement Inc. (Not for Profit Social Business) has partnered with Bilkis of Israel for her passion of Arts. T...
11/04/2019

My Forward Movement Inc. (Not for Profit Social Business) has partnered with Bilkis of Israel for her passion of Arts. This loan is being administered by KIEDF, Koret Israel Economic Development Fund.

Belkis is a true artist and she decided to become a strong business woman. ‎

Belkis took business development training courses at her local Small Business ‎Association as well as directed courses in areas where she wanted more ‎consultation. She has taken her talent of creating unique pieces, which ‎celebrate her culture, and turned it into a business. She has a home-based ‎gallery where she sells pieces and has reached contracted agreements with ‎stores in her area to sell her items. Belkis has also begun teaching courses in ‎artwork and techniques. Her first course is opening in late September at the ‎local school.‎

Belkis needed this loan to help her purchase a storage and utility closet, tools, porcelain, ‎and wood materials.‎

Belkis sells her items at her home based gallery, in local stores, through ‎Facebook, and on her website. Non-local clients pay through bank transfer and ‎through an application. She distributes throughout the country. Belkis wants to ‎start accepting credit card payments in the future and increasing the scope of ‎her sales.

Forward Movement Inc. is working with Agora Partnership of Peru who is administering this loan for Nannies and Housekeep...
11/01/2019

Forward Movement Inc. is working with Agora Partnership of Peru who is administering this loan for Nannies and Housekeepers (Nana Y Amas) Social Enterprise. This loan is special because it supports early stage Social Enterprise that cannot get a bank loan.

A loan helped to help 4,500 vulnerable women in Peru get dignified, formal jobs and learn how to use their employment as a tool to build prosperity.

Nanas Y Amas's story

The Problem: There are 1 million domestic workers in Peru. Most of them suffer from discrimination and work informally, meaning they put in more than 12 hours per day, have no signed contract, and receive a salary 50% below the Minimum Wage. Because of their unfair working conditions, they live in survival mode: hopeless about their future and trapped in a circle of poverty.

The Solution: Nanas & Amas (“Nannies & Housekeepers”) is a social business that promotes domestic work with dignity as a tool to build prosperity, connecting domestic workers with families committed to respecting their rights and offering them formal jobs with signed contracts, decent working conditions, and salaries 72% above Peruvian Minimum Wage. To date, the company has supported over 2,500 women in Lima, who previously suffered discrimination and used to live in poverty, to attain employment and life-skills coaching. You can learn more about Nanas & Amas’ impact
here.

Use of Loan: This loan will enable Nanas & Amas to scale their impact in other Peruvian provinces by building a software system that handles their main procedures, allowing them to reach more women. With the successful funding of this loan, Nanas & Amas will be able to open eight new offices by 2022, creating more than 4,500 formal jobs that help women gain economic independence and build better life opportunities for themselves and their families.

Address

11714 Glenway Dr
Houston, TX
77070

General information

As a Social Business Enterprise our area of activity are varied and include the following: Water Treatment, Partnering with Social Enterprises worldwide, Solar Power, Women Empowerment, Education, Agriculture, Livestock, Retailing, Transportation (Rickshaws), Vendor stands, Clean Burning Stoves, Toilets for Poor, Construction Services, Auto & Electric Repair Shops, Mobile Phones,

Telephone

(281) 653-6690

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