It really is true: we have so much and many around the world have so little by comparison. Just visit kiva.org and see for yourself. This nifty site shows the story of hundreds who are seeking a loan to improve their lives. You might want to check out the site on your own and consider making a $25.00 loan.
Better yet: why not join forces with me to help improve the life of Edward in Kenya? This morning I loaned $25.00 to help make it possible for him to buy a cow to help support his business and family. Yes, I have made loans on Kiva before and actually got my money back. Honestly, a while back, my own finances were so tight that I used the repayment of those loans to help my own financial situation. I mention this to let you know, barring an unusual set of circumstances, you will get your money back. I must add, however, this is not guaranteed.
I wonder how quickly we could fund the total $575 he needs if you and our Facebook Community would each loan $25 AND then share it with your Facebook friends? Of course, you can loan more if you want to .
It is pretty cool to know that for the price I paid for one-third of a tank of gas I can help improve the life of Edward from Kenya. If you want to help just go to www.kiva.org and search for “Edward” and “Kenya.” At the bottom of his page you will see a Facebook picture of all our friends who have made loans.
Give it some thought. If you cannot give please share the link.
Here’s the information about Edward from the site:
“Edward is a farmer in Kiambu Kenya where he has been practicing farming for the last three years. He also undertakes small scale coffee and banana farming. He currently has only one dairy cow producing a meager 6 litres of milk per day. His farm activities contribute only 60% of the required family income and he works as a driver to supplement this income.
Edward is confident that the farm activities are able to provide adequate income and is planning to resign from the driving job to concentrate on the farm activities. With a loan from Kiva, he plans to buy a dairy cow that can produce 15 litres of milk per day. A milk production of 23 litres per day will help Edward raise enough money to take good care of his family.”