Kiva: Unstoppable Living and Giving
Rethinking How We Give With Kiva Loans
6 years ago when our UNSTOPPABLE FAMILY started traveling we MADE A DECISION to put giving as the fore-front of our life and our business and to contribute to the countries and people that have made our life so fulfilled when visiting.
We were introduced to Kiva after reading a post written by Tim Ferriss. ( one of our inspirations for starting our travels 6 years ago) Tim is
Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.
What inspired us the most about KIVA-is they leverage the internet and a worldwide network of micro-finance institutions, allowing individuals like us, lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
The difference in KIVA over all other charities is they do not take donations, they are a community that provides loans to hard working citizens and entrepreneurs from under developed countries that are working for a better life to provide to their families and their community.
What inspired us from the start was the idea of supporting entrepreneurs from around the world with just a click from our computer we can search for people that need help with building their business inside countries we are visiting. The repayment on KIVA loans are 98.79%!
Below is Santa Isabel’s Story that you are given when you decide to make a loan using KIVA.
That is inspiring to know that we can contribute to a fellow entrepreneur that is working to better their families and to build the economy in their home country. Our daughter Hanalei can sit with me on my computer and search for countries that we have visited.
We read the stories of the families and talk about the annual income in that country so that she understands the value of why we are giving, but she also learns the value of working for what you get because these are loans that people pay back whether it takes 6 months, or 2 years.
This is a video that we shot today while choosing a KIVA loan to donate too.
This is one of the most rewarding ways to Live and to Give in our eyes, because it not only teaches my child the value of giving, but it also lends a hand up for those willing to help themselves…and that is what entrepreneurs do.
More About KIVA
How you can get involved
- Make a loan!
- Purchase a Kiva Card
- Share Kiva with your family and friends
- Work or volunteer with us
- Learn more about microfinance and why Kiva is unique
Learn more about our Giving Projects here:
I hope you received value from this post and are inspired to start a giving project of your own.
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