Posted by: healingtheworkplace | January 2, 2011

Join Kiva and Make a Difference in Someone’s Life

Happy New Year!

I’d like to wish you all a happy and prosperous 2011.

For those of us who are fortunate to have resources: money, friends, family, health, etc. there are many opportunities to work together to make this world a better place for everyone.  

I’ve just joined Kiva.  Something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.

Please join me and a world-wide community dedicated to combating poverty.

Kiva allows you to make small loans to entrepreneurs on five continents, leveraging just $25 to change a life.

Here’s some information from the Kiva website about what’s happening this week:

  • 9356 new lenders joined
  • 1 loan made every 15 seconds
  • 98.91% repayment rate
  • 20,085 lenders made a loan
  • 2674 entrepreneurs were funded.

People are better off receiving a loan than receiving a handout. Handouts help maintain the cycle of poverty. Loans help people maintain their dignity and help people improve their own lives. 

All the best! Lesley

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