Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Microlending for Major Change

I just got a happy email I had to share: One of the small business women we lent to through Kiva.org is repaying ahead of schedule. At the completion of the loan terms, our funds become available and they can be loaned again. Might not seem like such a big deal (we lent a tiny amount of money) it feels like a huge success.
To share the wealth and share this fantastic feeling, click on Kiva at left. You can search and lend by country, continent, trade, gender . . .

4 comments:

Erin said...

I love people that actually work to CHANGE the world and don't just spend their talking about what needs to change.

I love empowering women, even with a small amount of money because when you change the life of a woman you can change the life of her whole family.

I love that we can support women around the world because we care enough to open our pocketbooks just a little bit.

Ungrateful Little Bastard said...

Oh wow I LOVE this idea! Thank you for posting about it. I think I saw this once a long time ago (maybe even here LOL!) and this reminded me I want to help a little. I'm going to sign up today. Thanks!

abebech said...

Thanks for sharing my enthusiasm! Kiva.org is a fantastic project, and you can see immediately how enabling people to develop trades directly keeps families together, sends children to school and builds whole communities.

JunieB said...

Wow, I just made my first Kiva loans two weeks ago. I didn't know anyone else who had used Kiva, so this is very neat to hear first-hand that it works.