Kiva: Moms and Microfinance

This Mother’s Day, Kev and I forfeited flowers to buy our moms gift certificates to Kiva.  Kiva is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, allowing individuals to lend directly to entrepreneurs around the world. 

Choose your entrepreneur and donate what your able to their loan.  100% of your donation goes directly to the individual.  Over the next six months to one year, receive updates on the status of their business.  Once they have repaid the loan you are able to reinvest the money with other Kiva entrepreneurs.  Over 45,000 entrepreneurs have already paid off their loan.

Kiva allows you to circumvent organizations that often have costly overhead, and invest directly into communities.  The next time you need to give, consider spending your money here!

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One Response to “Kiva: Moms and Microfinance”

  1. It feels great to help someone who wants to help themself!

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