My friend Jonathan, is the author of the blog SmartWealthyRich.com (don’t you just love it?!), and he helped me transition my blog. He had tagged me in a post last month, and I am just getting around to acting on it! In his post he mentions an organization named Kiva.
Now I had never heard of Kiva but Jonathan explains that it it is non-profit public benefit corporation. People like you and I can donate money to less fortunate entrepreneurs so that they can start a business. The best part about it, is that it isn’t actually a donation. The entrepreneurs have to pay the money back, so it is really a loan. Then you can turn around and lend the money again…to whomever you choose. What a nice way to help others!
You may think you are not in a position to help, maybe you think you can’t afford it. Think again! You can donate as little as $5.00 right through the Kiva lend page and you get to choose who and what business venture you would like to support! Another option is to buy gift certificates for $25 and up. And don’t forget it is all tax deductible! Want more info, watch this video from the NY Times.
How Can I Get Involved?
I am inviting any and all of my readers to participate in this wonderful project. We all know how good it feels to make a difference in someones life. Just donate. If you are a blogger, donate, but write a post on your blog about Kiva to help get the word out, link back to me and link back to Kiva. Invite all of your readers to donate and write posts…and so on…and so on…together we can make a difference!
Pay it forward…