I sponsored another Micro Loan to a woman in Peru through Kiva.org - Pay It Forward

Real Estate Agent with Tim Francis Realty LLC

Ralph Gorgoglione, a California Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams shares a FABULOUS idea.  Paying it forward is awesome and empowering others while you do this is icing on the cake.  

Kudo's to Ralph.  I am off to do some good work and pay it forward.


Original content by Ralph Gorgoglione RS-78439 / BRE #01708344

I sponsored another Micro Loan to a woman in Peru through Kiva.org - Pay It Forward

I love working with Kiva.org.  It's a GREAT site that lets you provide small, $25 micro-loans to impoverished people around the world who are trying to start or grow their own small businesses.

You, along with a number of other people, provide a small loan as a group to select individuals, and the loan gets repaid and back into your account to lend out again!

The loan and repayments are supervised by individual financial organizations throughout those particular areas of the world.

I've been working with Kiva.org for about 4 years now, and have provided dozens of micro loans, and have a 100% re-payment rate with no defaults.

I tend to choose women in different countries to lend the money to, mostly because they do not have as much opportunity as men in many countries due to the disparagement of women in many countries.

Anyway, my assistant Lea and I work together on choosing candidates.

This week we chose Juana, from Peru.  You can click here to read about Juana: 


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Comments (2)

Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

i L♥VE this idea - exporting Capitalism one small business at a time...Great REblog, thanks!

May 09, 2011 11:10 PM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Michelle, This is a great re-blog.  And to have a hand in the person/people you are helping is wonderful.  Ralph is doing a great thing!



May 12, 2011 03:15 AM