Saturday, June 7, 2008

good giving


this gift is so fun to give! kiva.org allows you to learn about entrepreneurs in developing countries on the site, choose someone to lend to, and then make a loan. by doing this you are helping a real person make great strides towards economic independence and improve life for themselves, their family, and their community. throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates and track repayments. then, when you get your loan money back, you can relend to someone else in need.
so instead of throwing $20 into a money envelope for your nephew's graduation, give a gift certificate to kiva.org that has the possibility to literally change hundreds of lives. my brothers and i gave my mom this gift last mother's day and she loved it and is so excited to continue to re-loan the money to new entrepreneurs. . .

2 comments:

jordan said...

Thank you so much for this idea. I am going to use it for Father's Day!

mima said...

And thank you to my kids for this amazing Mother's Day gift!