Do something great this saturday morning!

This morning I’ve spent some time on Kiva.com relending money to entrepreneurs across the globe. The last thing one is told to do is to introduce Kiva to my friends and by doing so help Kiva reach more entrepreneurs. Since I’ve got a blog with some traffic I thought I might as well paste the mail in here instead.

Here we go:

Hi! I just made a loan to someone in Philippines using a revolutionary new website called Kiva.

You can go to Kiva’s website and lend to someone across the globe who needs a loan for their business – like raising goats, selling vegetables at market or making bricks. Each loan has a picture of the entrepreneur, a description of their business and how they plan to use the loan so you know exactly how your money is being spent – and you get updates letting you know how the entrepreneur is going.

The best part is, when the entrepreneur pays back their loan you get your money back – and Kiva’s loans are managed by microfinance institutions on the ground who have a lot of experience doing this, so you can trust that your money is being handled responsibly.

I just made a loan to an entrepreneur named Aida Suyu in Philippines. They still need another $400.00 to complete their loan request of $525.00 (you can loan as little as $25.00!). Help me get this entrepreneur off the ground by clicking on this link to make a loan to Aida Suyu too:

It’s finally easy to actually do something about poverty – using Kiva I know exactly who my money is loaned to and what they’re using it for. And most of all, I know that I’m helping them build a sustainable business that will provide income to feed, clothe, house and educate their family long after my loan is paid back.

Join me in changing the world – one loan at a time.

Thanks!

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What others are saying about www.Kiva.org:

‘Revolutionising how donors and lenders in the US are connecting with small entrepreneurs in developing countries.’
— BBC

‘If you’ve got 25 bucks, a PC and a PayPal account, you’ve now got the wherewithal to be an international financier.’
— CNN Money

‘Smaller investors can make loans of as little as $25 to specific individual entrepreneurs through a service launched last fall by Kiva.org.’
— The Wall Street Journal

‘An inexpensive feel-good investment opportunity…All loaned funds go directly to the applicants, and most loans are repaid in full.’
— Entrepreneur Magazine

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  • ronnestam

    Thanks for your comment. A great post and I love the fact that the Kiva CEO has turned up guest blogging on your site.

  • ronnestam

    Thanks for your comment. A great post and I love the fact that the Kiva CEO has turned up guest blogging on your site.

  • ronnestam

    Thanks for your comment. A great post and I love the fact that the Kiva CEO has turned up guest blogging on your site.

  • ronnestam

    Thanks for your comment. A great post and I love the fact that the Kiva CEO has turned up guest blogging on your site.

  • ronnestam

    Thanks for your comment. A great post and I love the fact that the Kiva CEO has turned up guest blogging on your site.

  • ronnestam

    Thanks for your comment. A great post and I love the fact that the Kiva CEO has turned up guest blogging on your site.

  • ronnestam

    Thanks for your comment. A great post and I love the fact that the Kiva CEO has turned up guest blogging on your site.

  • ronnestam

    Thanks for your comment. A great post and I love the fact that the Kiva CEO has turned up guest blogging on your site.

  • ronnestam

    Thanks for your comment. A great post and I love the fact that the Kiva CEO has turned up guest blogging on your site.

  • ronnestam

    Thanks for your comment. A great post and I love the fact that the Kiva CEO has turned up guest blogging on your site.

  • http://www.oscarkarlsten.com Oscar Karlsten

    Johan -
    This is great! I also became a member quite recently and have a few loans oustanding, about time I support a few more though, so thanks for encouraging. Kiva is great, I'm a bit unsure how follow ups are made though, but personally I'd love to hear “what happened next”/”success stories”. Should look into that.. Check out the Kiva blog btw, if I'm not mistaken they recently passed $100m in loans – amazing to say the least!

  • http://www.jkdo.se Jimmy Olsson

    Tjena Johan,

    Här kommer lite mer information om Kiva ifall någon vill ha det, Phorecast gjorde för rätt länge sedan en podcast med Jessica Jackley Flannery som är co-founder till http://www.kiva.org

    http://www.phorecast.com/2008/02/01/phorecast-p

    // Jimmy

  • http://www.jkdo.se Jimmy Olsson

    Tjena Johan,

    Här kommer lite mer information om Kiva ifall någon vill ha det, Phorecast gjorde för rätt länge sedan en podcast med Jessica Jackley Flannery som är co-founder till http://www.kiva.org

    http://www.phorecast.com/2008/02/01/phorecast-p

    // Jimmy