Thanks to the lovely chaps at Marquette Turner this weekend I found out about Kiva and I got pretty emotional reading through the site.
Kiva facilitates micro-financing loans to help build sustainable businesses that provide income to feed, clothe, house and educate someone in the developing world who needs a loan for their business - like raising goats, selling vegetables at market or making bricks.
Each loan has a picture of the entrepreneur, a description of their business and how they plan to use the loan so you know exactly how your money is being spent - and you get updates letting you know how the entrepreneur is going.
Just now I helped my first entrepreneur Francis Tejada Rios from Peru.
Each time you assist it’s just $25 USD and when the entrepreneur repays the loan, you get that money back to either on-lend or to withdraw.
I’ve also started a team on Kiva – if you’d like to join, simply head here http://www.kiva.org/community/viewTeam?team_id=1756 after signing up.
Kiva say they provide “Loans that Change Lives” and I’m so proud to be a part of the community. Check out the website today and help change a life! www.kiva.org.
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