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lostpurl

Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy

 

Kiva

I got money for my Birthday. I don't need more yarn or needles or books. In fact I don't need anything just now. I was wrong, I do need something, I need to share. So I am now a banker to a couple of hard working (they work harder then I ever have) people. It is like eating chips, you can't stop at just one. Every time I get another $25.00, I know just where to spend it. It has gotten to be a sort of game, how can I gather up $25.00 without making everyone in the house think I have gone nuts. again.
I use to have a bumper sticker that said If You Want Peace, Work For Justice. I am not allowed bumper stickers on this car.
Any how it isn't that I am so nice or anything like that. This is really great fun, and I am hoping that all of the people will be successful. One lady has already started paying back her loan... You go Shehergul

"I just made a loan to someone in the developing world using a revolutionary new website called Kiva.

You can go to Kiva's website and lend to someone in the developing world who needs a loan for their business - like raising goats, selling vegetables at market or making bricks. Each loan has a picture of the entrepreneur, a description of their business and how they plan to use the loan so you know exactly how your money is being spent - and you get updates letting you know how the business is going. The best part is, when the entrepreneur pays back their loan you get your money back - and Kiva's loans are managed by microfinance institutions on the ground who have a lot of experience doing this, so you can trust that your money is being handled responsibly.

I just made a loan to an entrepreneur named Terane Zaliyeva in Azerbaijan. They still need another $1,100.00 to complete their loan request of $1,175.00 (you can loan as little as $25.00!). Help me get this business off the ground by clicking on the link below to make a loan to Terane Zaliyeva too:

Kiva

It's finally easy to actually do something about poverty - using Kiva I know exactly who my money is loaned to and what they're using it for. And most of all, I know that I'm helping them build a sustainable business that will provide income to feed, clothe, house and educate their family long after my loan is paid back.

Join me in changing the world - one loan at a time.

 

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Blogger Mary Says:

It's a wonderful organization -- I believe I saw the guy who founded it on Oprah, and I believe he won a Nobel prize for his work. Way cool.

 
 
Blogger Grace Yaskovic Says:

How sweet of you Suzann, I have heard only good things about this organization!!

 
 
Blogger Joan Says:

Happy Birthday Suzann! Let's hope for no visits to the Stupid Place this year, huh? ;-p

 
 
Blogger benne Says:

Happy Birthday, Suzann! Gifts that have the power to help change someone's life for the better are a gift to the giver. These organizations have the right idea. Thanks for the link.

 
 
Blogger Having a Knit Fitt Says:

What a great use of your birthday money! (And the pizza looks delicious)
Cate

 
 
Blogger smariek Says:

Happy (belated) Birthday Suzann! What a feel good way to spend your birthday money. I hadn't heard of this site before, thanks for sharing this.

 

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