BIG on kiva

Our favourite way to help others.

We Help People Struggling After Typhoon Haiyan


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.

We Help A Woman In Kenya Stock Her Shop


Maybe, just maybe, I chose the girl in the picture as the recipient of this month’s loan because of her lovely smile. Or maybe, just maybe, it was because my daughter, Mishaela (otherwise known as Mishi) is home in G-town at the moment and when I saw this lady’s name I just couldn’t click past it.

We Help A Man In Ukraine Make Room For A Baby


Master8 took a turn at choosing someone to help through Kiva this month. Miss9 and Miss6 were looking over his shoulders and adding their two cents worth.

“It’s so hard, Dad,” Master8 told me, as he scrolled through the loans needing funding. “They all need our help.”

We help a mother in Georgia feed her family


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We help a Georgian woman buy moo-cows


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.”

We help a man in Kosovo start a stable


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.

We help a father of 9 in Mozambique


Armando is married and the father of 9 children, 2 of whom are still in School. He lives in his own house with his family and supports 2 grandchildren who live with him.

He is a military pensioner and with this loan he intends to buy one head of cattle to put down and resell the meat