We love this site as it actively allows anyone to help (on a small scale) others around the world jumpstart their entrepreneurial goals! Here is one super group that we love:
Khady Thiouth's Group, Kiva A portion of Khady Thiouth's Group's $5,000 loan helps a member to purchase smoked and dried fish and some palm oil. Senegal
This group still needs more help:
Luna Turquesa Group from Mexico still needs to have its loan at Kiva.org fully funded. Cristina needs a gas cylinder to help build her cooking business. She hopes to own a restaurant one day.
These two Peruvian Ladies are our heroes:
Yoni (L) got her loan from Kiva.org to continue her work making/selling furniture in Peru. The sweet Peruvian lady on the Right=has a loan from Kiva.org to help her buy women's slippers to sell.
You, too, can help make a better world with just a little Micro Loan to groups as Kiva.org
Reader Comments (4)
Curious George | January 6th 2014 at 1389077795
1. Is Kiva a platform of helping other people?
2. What are both the positive and negative or advantages and disadvantages of Kiva?
3. Are these run by field partners or volunteers?
4. Are there online lectures for those seeking to get involved?
5. Is this a part of SEF international’s program for education too?
6. How much have you donated?
Thank you, George.
Yes, Kiva is a platform for helping people;
The positive aspects are that you donate small loans $25 or more to a specific person or group that you choose to help. Most will pay you back. It encourages them to launch businesses, gain more education, repair their home or business, etc. You see a face and their mission. The only negative (perhaps) is that you do not get to keep the money that is repaid to you. The idea is to keep playing it forward and making a new loan to someone else. Or you may donate small balances to Kiva to help them with their costs.
If you will look at the site, Kiva.org, you will find individual quests or group quests. Tree-Nation is another organization that is run by field partners. Kiva Staff are paid and volunteer.
To our knowledge, there are no online lectures, but there may be on their site: Kiva.org
It is a separate organization, but many of the loan-seekers are trying to get more education for themselves or their villages/communities.