For Christmas I asked Billy to put some cashola into my Kiva account. I love, LOVE, love Kiva. If you’ve got $25 you can loan it to someone (interest free) in a developing country. I love getting on Kiva and reading everyone’s stories.
We’ve done it three times so far and every time we’ve done it we’ve gotten paid back.
So, it was super fun to get a $200 Kiva credit and get to make eight loans.
$25 to Nika in Georgia (the country not the state so, no, you can’t say Go Dawgs) to buy a taxi,
$25 to Zubaida in Pakistan to buy a calf,
$25 to Luis in Mexico so he could buy a house (he and his wife and kids have been living with his mother in law – ouch),
$25 to a group of women in Cambodia who need the money for sesame and rice seed for their plot of land,
$25 to Delwende in Burkina Faso for college,
$25 to a group of women in Tanzania to buy more stock for their shop,
$25 to Thamer in Iraq who needs a better mixer for his bakery,
$25 to Rida in Lebanon who needs the money for a tool in his machine shop,
So other people around the world put in their $25 and together these people get to do awesome things.
So cool, huh!
And less you think I’m super philanthropic I also spent $225 bucks for this on Christmas:
Go on and click on it. It has a high level of awesome.