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. So, I’m wanting to start a lending team on Kiva and I invite you to join me in this project. What do you have to lose?
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.
You can also ask questions and discuss the Kiva idea on the forum.
Let me know that you’ve joined Kiva by sending me your profile page URL at ChasesStorms@live.com. I’ll list you on the Kiva team page on the TulsaWxChaser web site. Also, if you’d like to take a look, my profile page on Kiva is http://www.kiva.org/lender/tim9686. Once we come up with a team name, everyone can join our team on the Kiva site.
What are you waiting for?