Day 352: Who is Kiva Anyway?


When I started 365give I had no idea what Kiva was or how micro financing really worked.

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

Day 285: Give Your Money Away and Get it Back!


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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Day 215: Brilliant Mom’s That Give Part 1 of 5: Sarah McLachlan

Happy Mother’s Day …almost.

Sarah McLachlan

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

194: Kiva Just Keeps on Giving


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

Day 156: Investors! It’s Time to Invest in the World

Kiva Lending

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

Day 147: How a Kiva Gift Card Can Make You Feel

Ben, Alex and my son Nic

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

Day 60:It’s Kiva Time!

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

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