Loan $25 to change lives through Kiva.org

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Mobile Notary Services

 

I want to let you all know about a cool non-profit that is doing great things: Kiva.org

Kiva.org allows individuals to make $25 loans to low-income entrepreneurs in the developing world (microfinance). By doing so, individuals like you provide affordable working capital for the poor (money to buy a sewing machine, livestock, etc.), empowering them to earn their way out of poverty. 

It's a new, direct and sustainable way to fight global poverty, and the way I see it, I get a higher return on $25 helping someone build a future than the interest my checking account pays. 

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Anyways, if you have a minute, please check out the site: http://kiva.org.  If you need more "reputable" validation than my recommendation :), know that they have received great press in publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal to NPR to BusinessWeek.

 

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 


Comments (5)

Rich Urban
Ugly House Investor - Jensen Beach, FL
Very cool...This is the first I've heard of this, I'll check it out!    
Nov 02, 2007 09:24 AM
Rev Anthony Myers
The Roaming Notary / OfficiantsOnline.com - Lakeland, FL

Rebecca,

I have now made 2 loans through Kiva. I think it is a very worthwhile organization. I just wish I had more money to spread around.

Regards,

Tony Myers
The Roaming Notary 

Nov 09, 2007 03:01 AM
Margaret O'Daniel
NM Notary Loan Signing Agent - Albuquerque, NM
Very neat..What a worthwhile idea.
Nov 10, 2007 02:57 AM
Art Blanchet
On the Outside Lookin' In - Sebastian, FL
Stranger in a Warm Land

Hi Rebecca and Anthony Myers

Bill Quigley and I have two loans as well - and we keep a group here.  It's been interesting and KIVA lets you track the work and repayment process. 

Your input would be fun and appreciated on AR.  Thanks for the post - please post it in the KIVA group, too.

Art

KIVA.org - Loans That Change Lives

Nov 13, 2007 01:27 AM
Lacey D. Horton
LDH Services - Heath, TX
Certified Signing Agent Texas
Great!  Thanks for sharing!
Nov 13, 2007 02:31 AM