Everyone Should Help the Less Fortunate: Kiva

I believe in helping people, especially helping people help themselves. I think most people know the proverb: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

I found a website business that helps people in the poorest parts of the world with very small financial loans. It’s based upon group lending, whereby many people will make up a loan of a few hundred or few thousand dollars. The lending units, if you can call them that are $25 bits and you lend one to a team of people or a person. There is no financial reward, and your money is at risk it’s truly altruistic. However, the repayment rate is around 99% which is pretty amazing considering the people you’re lending money to don’t have credit scores.

The site is called Kiva and here is my personal page where you can see the money I’ve loaned all $50 of it as I’m such a magnanimous person. lol My page: my lending page

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