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.
No, 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?