On Day 9 I made my first Kiva loan and the giving will continue for a lifetime.
Day 352: Give 352
It all started with $125 loan. It has now turned into giving an additional $220 worth of loans. How does … READ MORE
When I first start 365give one of the first “gives” I completed on my 365 days of giving mission was to give a small loan through Kiva. Today I have enough money returned to me I can re-loan it and help another person. If you haven’t heard of Kiva read on – it changes people’s lives.
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Happy Mother’s Day …almost.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner (May 8th) I wanted to take a week to honour great Mom’s that are doing amazing things to change the world in their own unique way. Being a Mom is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. It is a 24/7 job and that … READ MORE
I have said it before and I will say it again. I love Kiva. Shortly after beginning 365give I made a Kiva loan for the first time. Since that first investment of $125 this will be my 4th Kiva post as the money I “gave” keeps coming back as my loans get repaid. I am then able to … READ MORE
It’s Kiva time! If you are not familiar with Kiva their mission is connecting people through lending to alleviate poverty. The concept is that you loan money to support a person or group of people trying to start or expand a business in poverty stricken countries around the world. I have some loans that have been repaid which … READ MORE
Over Christmas I gave my nephews (ages 15 & 12) Kiva gift cards as part of their holiday gift. If you aren’t familiar with Kiva this organization “connects people through lending to alleviate poverty.”
In the past I have given them cash and asked they give half to their favourite cause and … READ MORE
If you haven’t heard of Kiva take the time to read this post. There has been some bad press about the microcredit loan system but this system is working and has been for a long time. I am proof that you too can invest in someone on the other side of the world, get your money back and choose to … READ MORE