Kiva is a great organization and you can find out more by going to their website at www.kiva.org
Kiva is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend to unique entrepreneurs around the globe. The people you see on Kiva’s site are real people. When you browse entrepreneurs’ profiles on Kiva, choose someone to lend to, and then make a loan, you are helping a real person make great strides towards economic independence and improve life for themselves, their family, and their community. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates and track repayments. It is rewarding to get that email….saying your loan has been repaid and fun in slecting another person or group to help.
I will keep you updated on the progress of my loans as they are being repaid. I have a loan that was repaid and we made a loan to a young Mother of two living in the Phillipines TODAY January 18, 2012.
This is a great way to help people get started in their own business
Have a great day, Sheri