This month all our family’s Kiva loans will be directed to the people of the Philippines, after the country was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. It isn’t much, but it’s something, and hopefully will go some way towards not only helping these wonderful people get back on their feet, but also to show them they aren’t alone and there are people in other countries who see their plight and care enough to do something.
Our favourite way to help others.
Our monthly KIVA plug 🙂 Kiva gives you the chance to make small loans to borrowers in some of the poorer countries in the world working to start businesses and improve their lives. I’m already lending on Kiva and thought you’d like to join me with a $25 Free Trial. Redeem your Free Trial while they last!
Here’s what KIVA has to say about itself – “We are 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.”
Idriz is thirty-nine years old, married and has three children between the ages of one and five years old. He works on a farm, earning a very low salary, and his wife is a housewife who stays at home to care for the home and the children. Kiva works with microfinance institutions on five continents to provide loans to people without access to traditional banking systems.