WHAT IS KIVA?
KIVA is an international nonprofit with its mission being to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty, allowing people to lend money via the Internet to low-income farmers, small entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries ... By lending as little as $25 on KIVA, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or realize their potential.
The international charity is rated 4 of 4 stars by Charity Navigator.
McDowell Presbyterian began its support a few years ago, with $2,100. donated by members of the congregation -
HOW IT WORKS:
As the borrowers make their payments on the microloans,
the money is put into our "basket" for us to use -
to make more loans!
Our investment of $2,100. has thus been able to grow, until we have now -so far -been able to invest a total of over $6,675 !!!!! supporting a total of 117 small loans
touching so many lives
in 30 different countries!
(see a few of the faces we have helped )
And it continues to grow and expand what we are thus able to do!
WE CONSIDER OURSELVES VERY BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO TOUCH
AND HELP SO MANY LIVES, IN A WORLD WHERE THERE IS SO MUCH NEED ! ! !
Ask us if you want more information, or go online to KIVA.ORG
Browse the many faces of need around the world.
(We would be happy to have you join with us!)