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make a loan…change a life

wow…I love learning about programs such as these. Talk about keeping hope alive….

Kiva - loans that change lives

I want to let you all know about a cool non-profit that is doing great things called Kiva. Kiva allows individuals to make $25 loans to low-income entrepreneurs in the developing world (microfinance). By doing so, individuals like you provide affordable working capital for the poor (money to buy a sewing machine, livestock, etc.), empowering them to earn their way out of poverty. 

It’s a new, direct and sustainable way to fight global poverty, and the way I see it, I get a higher return on $25 helping someone build a future than the interest my checking account pays. 

They also have gift certicates…which would make an amazing, impactful wedding favor.

Please check out the site: http://kiva.org.  If you need more “reputable” validation than my recommendation :), know that they have received great press in publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal to NPR to BusinessWeek. “The Only Non-Profit that Matters”-Fortune Magazine

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