Monday, March 12, 2012

A Special (Fantastic) Offer from KIVA!

 KIVA is offering a free trial membership this week! Someone has donated thousands of free $25 loan certificates to anyone who would like to support a KIVA borrower and join forces with them. It is totally free, and after the loan has been paid back, if you decide the KIVA way of giving is not for you, you can just walk away. BUT if you do decide you want to be part of the poverty solution in this world, KIVA is an excellent way of making a BIG difference . I have been an active member of the KIVA community since 2007. You can check out my Loaner page when you click on the link too. I would not post this if i did not support this organization 100%. It is one of the best things i have ever gotten involved in. Click on this link to learn more about this special offer. My husband Bill actually took up the offer and we saw how the process works. It's easy, fun and painless! Here's the link, and more info on KIVA below. Please check this out. You won't be sorry!

http://www.kiva.org/invitedby/maryellen6363
 
Kiva Team
The people behind Kiva include volunteers, Kiva Fellows, Field Partners, our board, and a team of employees (shown above) and contractors. The Kiva headquarters are located in San Francisco, California.
We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works.
Since Kiva was founded in 2005:
  • 713,398 Kiva lenders
  • $292 million in loans
  • 98.91% Repayment rate
We work with:
  • 147 Field Partners
  • 450 volunteers around the world
  • 61 different countries

Why we do what we do

We envision a world where all people - even in the most remote areas of the globe - hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.
We believe providing safe, affordable access to capital to those in need helps people create better lives for themselves and their families.

How we do it

Making a loan on Kiva is so simple that you may not realize how much work goes on behind the scenes.
Kiva works with microfinance institutions on five continents to provide loans to people without access to traditional banking systems. One hundred percent of your loan is sent to these microfinance institutions, which we call Field Partners, who administer the loans in the field.
Kiva relies on a world wide network of over 450 volunteers who work with our Field Partners, edit and translate borrower stories, and ensure the smooth operation of countless other Kiva programs.
Learn more about how it works.

How we're funded

100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes directly towards funding loans; Kiva does not take a cut. Furthermore, Kiva does not charge interest to our Field Partners, who administer the loans.
Kiva is primarily funded through the support of lenders making optional donations. We also raise funds through grants, corporate sponsors, and foundations.
We are incredibly thankful for the support that has enabled us to do the work that has touched the lives of so many people.

Click here for free offer: http://www.kiva.org/invitedby/maryellen6363

2 comments:

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Sounds like a very good organisation.
Lynne x

Mare said...

It is Lynne! I love being a part of it too....