KIVA – Loans That Change Lives

I recently came across this website through a friend of mine, Paula. I saw that she had made a loan to someone on Kiva and was curious to see what it was all about!

Well am I impressed!!

Kiva is 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.

HOW TO USE KIVA

1) Choose a borrower

All loans on Kiva are deserving of funding. Pick the one that speaks the most to you.

2) Make a loan

Loan amounts can be as little as $25, or as high as the full loan amount. Checkout is quick and easy, made possible by PayPal.

3) Get repaid

As the borrower repays the loan, the money becomes available in your account. This is called your Kiva Credit.

4) Repeat

You can now use it to fund another loan, donate it to Kiva, or withdraw it to spend on something else.

For the most of us, we wouldn’t even miss $25 from our paycheck, but for people loaning through Kiva, it is life changing.

If you would like to make a loan through Kiva, here is the link;

http://www.kiva.org/lend

I for one will be helping to change someone’s life through Kiva. Lets all show our Robin Hood side, the Kiva way!

Sam

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