5 more Kiva loans today. 3 to women in Kenya who are building their business. If I think about it, probably most people in the world are “self employed”. Not in the way that we think about it, however they are working at their business to make a living. Again I realize how fortunate I am that I have the option to work for a company, or work for myself, and make a good living.
Visit www.kiva.org and find someone who you can help improve their life. You’ll feel better for helping.
Four more loans today. I want to reach 300 loans by the end of the year. They are so easy to make and it brings me joy to be able to help someone who I won’t ever meet, but will have a better life because of Kiva.
I also want to donate some money to the Salvation Army in Pasadena. They have excellent programs here, which help a wide range of people. It’s all good.
When making my Kiva loans, I always look for women who need a loan to get their business going, or work on their house. And I like to give to people in poorer countries because I think that the money can do more good there. I just loaned some money to a group of three women from Benin.
The leader of this little group never got to attend school. I realize that education is a luxury in many countries – something we take for granted in the U.S. and elsewhere. I am so impressed by women who are making their lives better without the benefit of a formal education system I have been able to enjoy.
I am SOOOO lucky to live in a country, and state, where education is easily available for anyone who really wants it. There are so many opportunities to learn a skill and improve my life. I am grateful that my parents taught me the value of education at an early age.
You go girls! I am supporting you as you work towards your goals of a better life!!
It’s almost routine now. Get paid back on loans that are out, and relend the money. It’s fun to read people’s stories of what they are going to do with their life once they get the loan. I have been helped out in life when I needed a boost, so I enjoy giving someone else a helping hand – even if I will never meet the person.
www.kiva.org it really makes a difference in peoples’ lives.
where people donated money to a charity,7
and then directed any good karma to go to some cells growing in a lab that had been subjected to radiation. The cells had a higher survival rate when someone donated money.
Seriously, this experiment was conducted at University of California, Irvine. We really don’t understand all the possible impact that our actions have. So I will keep donating money to charities not only because of any good karma that may come my way, but because I have been helped by people in the past, and now I can help other people. And animals too. I also donate to no kill shelters, and other causes.
www.pranichealing.org/intlmd/.../Jones%20PHMS%205_06.pdf for anyone who wants to read about the experiment.
I received a bunch of repayments so I am loaning out the money again. It is nice to have a charity that works so well. Money goes out, gets repaid, and I can lend it out again.
are my charities of choice. As the loans I have made are repaid, I lend the money again. Kiva has more turnover so I have made a large number of loans there.
Vittana is important to me because I am in favor of people being able to improve their lives through education. I try to select women who are working in fields that add value to their country – health, education, etc.
It just makes me feel good to help someone out!
I had money that had been paid back by lenders, so I relent the money. 5 people in 4 countries. It is so easy to help someone with Kiva.
Loan to Miguel Caballero Farfan in Peru (Activity: Restaurant): $25.00
View loan profile at: http://www.kiva.org/lend/386510?_te=ty
Loan to Leonor Isabel in El Salvador (Activity: Jewelry): $25.00
View loan profile at: http://www.kiva.org/lend/386022?_te=ty
Loan to Tessie Pedales in Philippines (Activity: General Store): $25.00
View loan profile at: http://www.kiva.org/lend/386349?_te=ty
Loan to Endanilla Calongcong in Philippines (Activity: Home Products Sales): $25.00
View loan profile at: http://www.kiva.org/lend/386636?_te=ty
Loan to Alassane in Senegal (Activity: Phone Use Sales): $25.00
View loan profile at: http://www.kiva.org/lend/386845?_te=ty
Making this a year long goal will help me get into the habit of donating on a regular basis. Kiva and Vittana count. So does Habitat. And I can always donate clothes and such to Goodwill or the Cancer Society.