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What is KIVA? A Crash Course in Micro-Lending.

6 Sep

I first learned about the organization known as KIVA several years ago on OPRAH!  I was intrigued by the concept of  lending to people around the world small amounts of money that they would then pay back over six to twelve months.

I took the plunge a couple of years ago and I’ve never looked back.  It is so much fun to see where your money goes and who it is going to and what they will use it for.

You control the country and  person you loan to as well as the amount of the loan.  It is a wonderful concept that works!

How many of us go out for supper at least once a week and spend $25?  That’s what it takes to make a KIVA loan – $25.  Done over time, it is money you never miss.  And, the best part is, your borrowers pay you back and if you choose to, you can turn around and re-loan that same money … again and again and again.

You really are helping one person at a time make their lives, and the lives of their families, better.  It is a feeling of personal satisfaction like no other.

Our local paper did an article yesterday on KIVA and micro-lending.  I was so happy when I was contacted to talk about my experiences with KIVA and micro-lending.

My hope is that it will inspire others  to take that first step and change a life.

Here is a link to the article:

Small Loans Make Big Difference

Click here to learn more about KIVA

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