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

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I sponsored another Micro Loan to a woman in Rwanda 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 due to the disparagement of women in many countries.

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



 This week we chose Violette from Rwanda because she is a business woman trying to make a name for herself! I wanted to help her in a small way to do that. I love when people strive to make life better for themselves by working hard and rising above their circumstances instead of falling under them!

For more information on Violette please visit the link:



Comments (2)

Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Kudos for the helping hand! And all the way to another country mind you. I'm so proud of those who extend their blessings and help out others in any way they can.

May 25, 2011 06:19 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


How often do you make these micro loans?  I'm off to check out their site right now.

Jun 03, 2011 02:43 PM