Tag Archives: Kiva.org

Im finally a Kiva lender!!!

28 Nov

So a while back I shared some information about Kiva.org and how it works. I love the idea so much I actually found someone I want to loan my $25 to!

My entrepreneur’s name is Jaime Emelia, a farmer from the Philippines. He does rice farming and he raises pigs on the side for extra income. The total loan amount is only $275!!! How little is that. So far a few people have helped him and raised $120, but there’s only 30 days left and $150 to fund. Go check it out, sign up and lend your $25! Support my farmer friend so he can buy the supplies he needs to provide for his family!

Here’s my Kiva profile page, check it out! Tdotgirl on Kiva.

Happy Kiva time!!!!

Tdot Girl

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Loan $25 to change lives through Kiva

24 Oct

So I’m always online searching through many fantastic websites with great ideas to help make people’s lives easier..I’m thinking BIG ideas here…and I like to share one of them with you all.
I wanted to let you know about Kiva, a non-profit that allows you to lend as little as $25 to a specific low-income entrepreneur across the globe.

“You choose who to lend to – whether a baker in Afghanistan, a goat herder in Uganda, a farmer in Peru, a restaurateur in Cambodia, or a tailor in Iraq – and as they repay their loan, you get your money back.  It’s a powerful and sustainable way to allow someone to lift themselves out of poverty.”

I read through their entire site and I found it very interesting how $25 can make such a difference. There are always risks involved too. I’m a bit foggy about their repayment and what if the person you’re loaning it to wasn’t able to repay your money but then again, it just might be my ESL (English as a second language) hahahaha….

I’m planning to sign up and lend my first $25 and see how it works. Never hurts to help another fellow mankind….so I will put updates about my donation and let you all know how it goes.


Kiva - loans that change lives