Reflection – how can we help?
I am committed to a financially inclusive world where all people have the opportunity to improve their lives. More than 1.7 billion people do not have bank accounts and lack access to capital. I support Kiva in its mission to provide access to disadvantaged communities to help them in their economic, social and personal development.
Through KIVA, I make a percentage of my yearly income and turnover available each month through crowdfunding and micro loans to benefit entrepreneurs and families living marginalized lives. In this way, I help students pay their tuition, women to start sustainable businesses, farmers to invest in equipment and seeds, and families with needed emergency care.
Part of solution
For each KIVA borrower, I make $25 to a maximum of $100 available, being part of the solution and also making a real difference in someone’s life. 100% of every dollar I lend in partnership with KIVA goes to funding and people who needed it most. When the money is repaid in due course, I immediately lend it back to other KIVA borrowers.
Impact in numbers
Doing Good, resulting in Doing Well
The amount I have lent since 2013
What about you?
I believe, along with hundreds of thousands of other microcredit providers, that lending is one of the most powerful and sustainable ways to create economic and social well-being. Borrowing through Kiva creates a partnership of mutual dignity and makes it easy to touch more lives with the same dollar. Fund one microloan, get paid back, and use it to fund another.
If my loan enables someone to start or grow a business and create opportunities for themselves, it also creates opportunities for others. That ripple effect can shape the future of a family or an entire community.
And my small microloans are not just about money – they are also a way of creating connection and relationships and fulfilling the purpose of my humanity.
Do what is right, not what is easy
Most recently provided microloans
What others think of it
In the media
“Not only do you empower people living in poverty to make meaningful choices for basic human rights, you also help children understand their responsibility to give something back to the global community and appreciate the quality of life they enjoy. “
“… The Kiva concept will work in America. That brings me to another point. I don’t think we should have any preconceptions about who entrepreneurs are. ”
– Bill Clinton
“Neither Kiva nor the Kiva lenders make money from the loans they make. This allows Kiva to work with groups based on social motives rather than profit motives.”
– Premal Shah, Kiva President
Walk the talk…