Kiva Team

Kiva: Helping business owners in developing countries

Kiva is a non-profit organization that lends money to business owners in developing countries around the world.  Who is Kiva?  It’s people like you and me brought together for a single purpose:  to help those less fortunate, $25 at a time.

kiva bannerNo, you’re not “donating” money that ends up funding something that you’ll never see results from, although you can make a donation directly to Kiva if you want to.  You’re actually lending money to someone to start or grow a business.  When the loan is repaid, you can take your money back or you can re-lend it to someone else.

Thousands of people across the world are participating in the Kiva microfinance business model.

Through a field partner, I’ve already lent my first $25 to a man in Uganda.  Twenty-five bucks may not be worth much in the United States, but through Kiva it’s worth a lot!

TulsaWxChaser friends can make a big difference in someone’s life.

Still not sure?  Take a few minutes and visit the Kiva web site at:  http://www.kiva.org.  I’m sure you’ll find Kiva can explain this better than I can.  There’s also information here:  http://images.kiva.org/content/about/images/KIVA_brochure_6.1.07.pdf.

I’m inviting you to join my Kiva team.  Once you’ve created your account on Kiva, you can join my team.  Here’s the link to our team page:  http://www.kiva.org/team/route66.

What are you waiting for?