Kiva.org - Loans that change lives

Kiva.org - Loans that change lives

Kiva is the most fantastic program out there - KIva lets you lend money to a specific entrepreneur in the developing world - empowering them to left themselves out of poverty. By choosing a business on Kiva.org, you can "sponsor a business" and help the world's working poor make great strides towards economic independence. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates from the business you've sponsored. As loans are repaid, you get your loan money back.

  • "Adwoa is the mother of four children. She hawks (sells) cloth and blankets in the main market in Obuasi, as well as the surrounding community markets. Adwoa is requesting a loan to help buy more inventory as well as expand her st... "Adwoa is the mother of four children. She hawks (sells) cloth and blankets in the main market in Obuasi, as well as the surrounding community markets. Adwoa is requesting a loan to help buy more inventory as well as expand her stock to include both men's and women’s clothing. Adwoa would like to use the profits from her business to start saving for her children’s school fees and for housekeeping purposes. Adwoa is a member of the trust group Exodus. The trust group uses peer pressure as a type of social collateral that ensures each member repays their share of the loan."

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  • A small amount of money can make a big difference to entrepreneurs in poor countries. Kiva.org allows you to choose your borrower and lend as little as $25 to qualified business owners. The loans are repaid and you can reloan your... A small amount of money can make a big difference to entrepreneurs in poor countries. Kiva.org allows you to choose your borrower and lend as little as $25 to qualified business owners. The loans are repaid and you can reloan your money to another business.

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