29 Days of Giving: Day 22 – Used my Kiva credit to donate back to Kiva

A few months ago I discovered Kiva, a micro-lending site where you make small cash donations to help someone in a developing country start their own business. I made a $25 donation to help a woman start her own used clothing business. Since then she’s started to repay the $500 Kiva loan she received. As she repays the loan, I get credited back my original $25 loan. So far, I’ve gotten $6.25 back. Tonight, I donated that back to Kiva to help them keep doin’ what they’re doin’.

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One response to “29 Days of Giving: Day 22 – Used my Kiva credit to donate back to Kiva

  1. Great to hear that you are a Kiva fan! If you (or your friends / family) are interested in getting more involved with Kiva, we have two core volunteer programs:

    • Kiva Fellows Program: Individuals spend 10 weeks to one year with a microfinance institution in a developing country, chronicling the lives of the working poor and assisting the microfinance institutions to maximize their relationship with Kiva. (www.kiva.org/fellows)

    • Kiva Translation Program: Volunteering from their own homes, individuals take entrepreneurs’ loan profiles written in the local language and translate to English, which are then posted for lending on Kiva.org. Kiva Translators help bring the entrepreneurs’ stories to life for potential lenders. (www.kiva.org/volunteer)

    ** Languages needed include: Bahasa Indonesia, French, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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