Kiva and micro loans

Sometimes I get tired of being inundated for donations.  I know you must feel the same way.  The problem is, I don’t really have a lot of spare cash to donate, and I suspect that you don’t either.  But, what about a loan?  In fact, what about a micro loan?  You may not have heard of micro loans, but they are a way that you and I can make a difference.  

Kiva is an organization that believes in people.  One of my daughters turned me onto them, and a writer friend reminded me how important micro loans are to so many. According to their website, 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.”  Yep, you read that right. $25 dollars.  Not only that, but once the $25 you loan gets repaid, you can reloan it.

It’s amazing how far your small loan can go to help hard-working people help themselves.

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