Thursday, December 20, 2007

Can One Small Loan Make A Big Difference?

Yes it can!!! Seriously. I absolutely LOVE this site!!! And wish every Christian or church youth group did too!!! Started by Matt and Jessica Flannery, this web-based nonprofit helps individuals make small loans to small businesses in developing countries to get them out of poverty one person at a time. And people are lining up. Not only to receive. But to give.

In fact, Kiva has so many lenders—more than 123,000 extending $12.4 million to some 18,000 entrepreneurs in 39 countries—that it recently limited each participant to $25 per business, “so that everyone has a chance to make a Kiva loan.” Click the pic for details on how you can help end global poverty for less than the price of one Christmas present.

And remember this: “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” [2 Corinthians 9:6-7 NIV]. Merry Christmas!!!

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