Kiva – where your dollars keep on giving!!!

17 Apr
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Do you wish to donate to charities and help make a difference to someone in this world but are unsure of how your funds are being used and even if anything good really ever comes out of your donation? Here is something very different!!

Through Kiva.org you can make micro LOANS to small business people in impoverished nations and in very difficult situations. These people are not asking for a handout and are not relying on a steady flow of charity. Instead they set up a small business, be it buying a cell phone and charging the village per call for use, or buying a goat and selling it’s milk, eventually making enough to buy a second goat and so on and so on. This is a great chance for you to really HELP someone get their small business off the ground, help them care for themselves and their families and restore their dignity. I think this is one of the better and more innovative ways to help people escape the shackles of poverty that continue for generations.

It is a loan and it’s usually for small amounts like 25 dollars. With that money they will use it to get their business going and will pay you back within an allotted time. Then you can turn it around and loan it out to someone else. Think of how many more people you can seriously and directly help with 100 dollars. It all plays forward. We were just lucky to be born where we are, never forget that. So give a loan when you can and help someone make a life for their families for generations to come!

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2 Responses to “Kiva – where your dollars keep on giving!!!”

  1. Jocelyn Thalheimer April 18, 2011 at 15:33 #

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is wonderful blog. An excellent read. I’ll certainly be back.

    • Barbazon April 18, 2011 at 18:39 #

      Thanks Jocelyn, that’s a very nice compliment. I am working on getting more photos and agree they add more impact. I’m just hoping to inspire people to think better and hopefully that will come out in action in people’s lives. Keep reading and subscribe, I am just getting started!!

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