We discovered Kiva.org a few years ago. Every Christmas, we increase our amount in lieu of buying Christmas presents. We leave the money in Kiva and once loans are paid, we re-loan. It is a heart warming system to be able to assist others in poorer countries. Micro finance loans to help people create sustainable businesses just makes sense to me. I am glad that Kathy, Krystal, & Teri all feel the same way. This morning, I had a bunch of re-loans to do and it just affirms for me so many things that I am grateful for on my journey. We have things pretty damn easy here in Canada. It is good to be reminded of that.
So far, our contribution has helped fund 120 loans in 31 different countries. That feels good. Our lender page is
It is only proper in our time of abundance, that we assist others in creating opportunities. Gratitude in action, manifested in a good deed.
I am not gloating, or bragging. This is a celebration. This is a reflection and an affirmation that I am following a path that feels right for me and is a translation of the talk to the walk. I just want to bask in this warmth for awhile. That is all. Really, we all share the same address; Earth.
If you look at Kiva.org, people with a very modest amount of money can make a huge positive impact all around the world. There are so many people who want to give but don’t really know how to do it. Through Kiva.org, people around the world can become micro-bankers to developing world entrepreneurs, who have their own ideas, so we can give them a chance to raise their kids with dignity, send their kids to school, and in troubled places like Afghanistan we can marginally increase the chance that peace can prevail, because people will see there is a positive alternative to conflict. ~ President Bill Clinton