20 Jan 2010

Sobre o Kiva

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“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. What if he knows how to fish, but just can’t afford the fishing net?”

Kiva is a non-profit organization, the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend as little as 25$ to poor people across the globe.

Through Kiva, half a million people have loaned over 100 million dollars to low income entrepreneurs across the world.

You choose who to lend to – whether a baker in Afghanistan, a goat herder in Uganda, a farmer in Peru, a restaurateur in Cambodia, or a tailor in Iraq – and as they repay their loan, you get your money back and you can chose to loan it again and change another life.

For some, this means moving from a house made of mud to one made of wood. For others, it means better nutrition and the money to finally send their children to school.

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