Posted: October 22, 2012

Here’s a great way to give $25 to someone in need – and you do not have to enter your credit card info!

Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. You make a loan on Kiva to an individual who is trying to start up a small business.  Perhaps someone who needs money for seeds to start a farm.  You will be able to choose who and for what the loan is for. Throughout the life of the loan, you will see progress updates from Kiva through your email, and if you come back to the site. As the borrower repays the loan, the money becomes available in your account. This is called your Kiva Credit. You can now use it to fund another loan, donate it to Kiva, or withdraw it to spend on something else.

Detailed instructions on how to get started:

Head on over to sign up for and click on “About”, then click on “find a borrower”.  Then you can select any borrower, or browse by country.  I picked Honduras because my 20 year old brother is a missionary in Honduras and we might go visit Honduras after his mission is over, and have him show us around. The loan won’t go to to my brother, because LDS missionaries pay for their own missions, but I just wanted to pick Honduras because I have that small connection with the country, by my brother being there and I might go there someday. My brother writes me weekly to tell me of the Honduran peoples’ faith and good works, so I would love to help one of them!  In the area he is at, most people have dirt floors and he says they are generous, loving and great people.

But I am sure there are amazing people everywhere who could use this free loan.  So…

Leave a comment below with which country you picked to loan to someone & why!

Once you pick someone and like what their business loan is for, click on “loan now”.  Then login via facebook or fill out your username info.  You will not have to give any credit card info.  Super easy – but hurry! There are only 38,000 of the free $25 credits to give away.

After you sign up, you can refer friends and family so they will earn a FREE $25 credit  & you’ll also earn a FREE $25 credit each time someone registers through your referral link.  As always on my site, you are free to post your referral links in the comments section below.

Side note: Since I mentioned my brother, I thought I’d share with you a fun picture he sent me this summer.  That is him baptizing a women in Honduras in the picture.

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