Saturday, January 9, 2010

Saturday's Seed to Sow- KIVA- Loans That Change Lives

If you haven't heard about Kiva, you are going to love it!  

Kiva is an organization that "connects people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty."  They find real people- entrepreneurs who are simply short on money and they connect a lender with that person... or many lenders since the funds are given in $25 increments.  How amazing to take $25 and lend it, get it back and then lend it again to see lives change around the globe?! (you also have the option to withdraw the funds)

We did our first one today- it was so exciting to read through the stories of each person and pick one to loan to so they can get much needed supplies to help their business grow.  This is something that many can do, even on a tight budget because Kiva doesn't ask for hundreds of dollars from one person.  It really gives a sense of unity as we all pull together to impact an individuals' life!

Go HERE to get started!!

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