Wednesday, December 26, 2007

How Fun

Ever wanted to help someone that you knew really needed help? Well here's your chance to be a micro lender. The other night I watched a show on PBS that had a bit about KIVA.ORG . It is a non profit group that is for micro lending to others around the world. The part I thought was really cool is that you can view the profiles of the people that need to borrow money. You can read their stories of why they would like to borrow money and a bit about them, see a picture of them, even email and speak with them. Neat isn't it. Another plus is that you don't have to be able to lend them all of the money they need. You can lend any portion of it you want to and other "micro lenders" from around the world will chip in with you and help them too. Also as a bonus, one "micro-lender" in San Fransisco said "the best part is you get paid back and you can then turn around and help someone else with the same money again and again"
So even if you only have $10 you may be able to help many many many people with that same $10. Cool isn't it?!
Check it out and see if you might enjoy being a micro lender.

3 comments:

Shauna in Ohio said...

Thank you for posting this! I am going to make a loan!

Robbyn said...

Wow, I just checked this out and it sounds great! I think my daughter would really enjoy getting aboard this, too...thanks for posting the info and the link!

farmer, vet and feeder of all animals said...

Glad you both liked it---I thought it was pretty cool myself (hence posting about it!)

Monica