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A fistful of dollars: the story of a Kiva.org loan

>> 13 January 2009

In 2007 I discovered and wrote about what I think is one of the greatest charity ideas ever: KIVA.
Since then I have made loans, followed the development of the businesses I supported,been repaid and re-loaned the same money.

If you want to know what really happens behind the scene, I suggest you watch this very interesting video of  one guy who followed a 25$ loan from beginning to end.

Very enlightening. Well, I'm off to the Kiva site now...



And if you want to help without giving money, you can go to the Small Things Challenge, click on a button and help donating 5 cents to the cause.

At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day, while 75 million children worldwide are not in school. By pooling surprisingly small investments, we can help to significantly improve educational access and economic development. It’s called The Small Things Challenge, and it’s a campaign based on the premise that every small action can make a big difference to ensure quality education and economic opportunity for all. We challenge you to join us in becoming a part of the solution. Your help will make a difference.

1 comments:

Sheila @ Dr Cason.org 13 January 2009 23:38  

Checked out the photos. So pretty and peaceful. You MUST come back on Fridays and submit a photo. You're awesome!

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