Today I am going to share some information about Kiva. I’d never heard of this organization before Uprinting brought it to my attention. I am so fortunate to have learned about this organization and my eyes are truly open now to something that I never knew existed. Kiva is an organization that helps entrepreneurs all over the globe in other countries outside the US that are in poverty apply for loans and “WE” your everyday people get to lend as much or as little as we can to help. The loan will be repaid over a period of 6 to 12 months time. Once the loan has been repaid we can either withdraw our funds or relend to another person in need of some assistance. The American Dollar goes a long way in poverty stricken countries. Giving as little as $25.00 USD can mean a couple hundred or thousand dollars depending on which country it goes to and the money conversion rate. I truly understand how it can be starting up or expanding a business being an entrepreneur myself. You may not be in a position to get certain loans or you may not qualify for any at all due to any number of issues credit, collateral, financial history etc.
This is how the process works: Go onto to Kiva’s website and browse entrepreneur’s profiles, choose whom you’d like to help. Some people are very talented and may not have the money to start their business and may get the money through Kiva to become entrepreneurs. Maybe a particular person or craft sticks out to you. You then can start the process of lending the amount of money you would like to loan. You get updates and emails as to the repayment process and can even track repayments. It’s a very doable and affordable option of assisting someone else to use their talent and achieve their financial goal. Nothing beats the feeling of being self sufficient in their community and growing and helping others. They will keep their agreement and repay the loan because they want to able to expand and may need to borrow again in the future; overall they want to be successful. I’m 99.9% sure they would want to keep a positive image. These entrepreneurs are serious about their loans and repaying them. This is a lucrative opportunity for them because they don’t have any other means of starting up a business or getting necessary funding to expand if they are already established.
If you’re amenable to financially assist these skilled artisans in need, I urge you to head on over to the site to learn more about this organization. I did and I am so inspired to start helping someone’s dream come true, and know that it’s helping them better their community. For more information go to Kiva’s Wesite Also, check out the Blog Sponsorship Program brought to you by Uprinitng at Uprinting Blog Sponsorship Program it’s a great community to meet other people and share interests, network and unite and blog for different causes.
I’m participating in the Uprinting Kiva Blogathon to spread awareness about Kiva and helping entrepreneurs in countries with a high poverty rates be successful in their endeavors.