“If you look at Kiva.org, people with a very modest amount of money can make a huge positive impact all around the world.”
— Former U.S. President Bill Clinton
When Kiva sent me an email stating that I had $27 in repayments waiting to be loaned, I went their site and searched the list of people trying to improve their business, get to college, or empower themselves in challenging circumstances.
The process was a reminder that,
- there are people throughout the world inhibited by inadequate access to loans.
- there are people wanting to make their lives better through hard work.
- there are people that have far less than I do.
- I have a lot.
One Kiva loan. Many reminders.
Today’s gift of time … Re-loaned through Kiva to Gleceria in the Philippines who is trying to keep her business afloat.
Thank you, Eric. I was not aware of Kiva, but my wife and I will be making our first loan this weekend.
That’s fabulous, Jack! I hope you find the experience of making a micro-loan as rewarding as I have.
How wonderful…headed over there now to check it out. My life is indeed abundant in so many ways…and I am reminded today of the invitation that’s always there to share it with others who may need a little help to reach their dreams. Thanks!
Our lives are indeed abundant, Vicki. I’ll be curious to hear what you think after you visit the site.
Take care, Eric