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Kiva: Social Justice for the Next Generation

Posted in Entrepreneurs,Next Generation Leaders,Not for Profit by treyfinley1008 on November 13, 2009

If you don’t know this company, you should.  Kiva creates opportunities for individuals like yourself to provide micro-loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world.  You’ll find compelling stories from all over the world, from shopkeepers trying to take their business to the next level to a single mom who wants to buy two pigs so that she can sell them within her community.  Recipients of the micro-loans have an agreed upon window of time in which to pay back the loan.

This week alone, over $700,000 has been loaned to budding entrepreneurs.

I’m listing Kiva as my Next Generation Leader of the week because they’re the kind of place I want to work for, and they’ve revolutionized the power of small gifts to create big life change. Not content with simply handing out well-intentioned compassionate gifts, they’ve created a pathway in which a donor can give not once, but several times over as loans are paid back.  This four-year-old company is committed to eradicating poverty, not simply giving handouts.

To learn more about Kiva, its core values, and how you can give, head over to their site.


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