Would you lend $25 to your friend for .... say 12 months? Even if you knew there was a chance she may forget about it and not pay you back?
Would you lend $25 to a complete stranger for .... say 24 months if you knew you would get paid back at a just over a $1 per month?
This is just what I have done for the 120th time. Lent money to a complete stranger.
This is Lynnie and she is from the Philippines She is desperately trying to finish her catering degree but pennies have been short. She needs to finish school as soon as possible because her family is going to be depending on her income next year to send her younger sibling to school.So she applied for a loan that is interest free through KIVA.
KIVA which is an amazing online charity banking service run by volunteers world wide I get to feel good about helping a young girl get ahead in life.
Over the past two years I have been selling secondhand books on ebay as a method to raise funds to add to my KIVA account. These funds every week get to help another person with a foot up in life.
What is that saying .... give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats everyday.
I often imagine what the world would be like if every person (who could afford to do so) donated a $1 a week to help someone else out in the world.