Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Great Organization. Had To Share.

We normally don't use the blog to promote anything other than ourselves. =) But, Dara and I really believe this organization is doing good in the world and wanted to pass on the info.

The organization is called Kiva.

Basically you search through Kiva's database of farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, teachers and many others, for people you want to give a loan to. Once you find someone you want to loan to, you set up an account and loan them money. The repayment rate is 99.01%. You don't even have to use your own money for the first loan. If you use either of the links below, a wealthy Kiva sponsor will give you $25 to make your first loan. This isn't charity, these are loans that are paid back from the people you choose to help.

I loaned money to a guy in the Ukraine to build another greenhouse on his property. My second loan went to a guy who wants to buy a new tractor in Kosovo. Dara lent money to a woman in the Philippines who needs manure fertilizer for her coconut farm.

Give it a try, its free and makes you feel good! Plus, if you make a free loan you can send a link to others to make free loans and you will get another $25 to donate. This is win win, you feel good and someone who needs help making a living gets a helping hand.

This is from Kiva's "about us" page:

We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works.
Since Kiva was founded in 2005:
  • 917,796 Kiva lenders

  • $420,234,775in loans

  • 99.01% Repayment rate
We work with:
  • 192 Field Partners

  • 450 volunteers around the world

  • 67 different countries

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