Kiva

02.23.09 | 1 Comment

I’ve been meaning to blog about my investments with Kiva and never quite found the right moment until I got paid back enough money to be able to re-lend.

For those of you who don’t know about Kiva, in a nutshell, it’s basically an organization that allows anyone to make micro-loans to people around the world. It helps these people build or expand their business, whatever it might be.

For example, I helped a couple in Cambodia get more pigs for breeding. A woman in Ghana who had a used clothing business and needed to get more used clothes in order to sell more. And thanks to the first two paying me back a little, I was able to re-lend this money to a woman in Peru who needed some work done on her taxi.

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I can’t even begin to express how awesome this concept is! I guess it’s so awesome that Kiva has a hard time keeping up with lenders, that’s how awesome it is!

Like I say in my Kiva profile, “it makes me feel like the world is moving towards a sustainable direction instead of creating more gaps”. When you think about it, I am a business partner of entrepreneurs around the world.

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