Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Congratulations Kiva Partners!

Two more of the individuals I have supported with microfinance loans through KIVA have successfully paid off their loans completely - one from Senegal and another from Cambodia. So now I am able to redirect the monies I had loaned to those two over to a couple new folks in need. This time I will be supporting Fuzuli Gurbonov who lives in the Ashigli village of Beylagan - a small city in Southwestern Azerbaijan. He needs the funds to purchase some sheep. My other loan will go to Makhmadsaid Allovaddinov who lives in the J.Rasulovsky district of Tajikstan to help him buy some livestock.

It's really amazing to me that for just $25 - the price of one dinner in a moderately priced resturaunt, I can help touch someone's life across the globe.

If you haven't checked out KIVA before, I encourage you to learn more. I have a couple people on my Christmas List this year who will be getting KIVA gift certificates. The folks I know certainly don't need more STUFF. So rather than a gift card for some department store, I will be giving them the opportunity to pick whomever they choose to help with a KIVA loan. THAT feels like the spirit of Christmas to me.


Mimi said...

Whohooooo! Yay, you go, Kiva partners!

Rozel said...

You have inspired me! You are always full of information. Have you read the book the Tipping Point my malcolm Gladwell? If you have, I consider you to be a "Mavin". If you haven't then run out and read the book (or just come ask me and I will tell you what a Mavin is).

Tristi Pinkston said...

What a cool thing to do. It's always amazing to me how a small amount of money, to us, can literally change someone's life elsewhere in the world.

Hey, would you send me a note? I lost your e-mail address (I know, silly Tristi) and want to ask you a question. tristi AT tristipinkston.com

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