Kiva! Help Someone for Free!

If you haven’t signed up for Kiva yet, you should. Right now.

Here – go. Use this link. I’ll wait.

Why? You can give a free trial loan! How amazing is that? At the last time I checked (10:20 PM) there were still 28,553 free trials.

What is Kiva you ask? Well this is from their “about” page:

We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works.

I can’t believe Kiva was (only) started in 2005. Kiva is a 501c3 and it allows you to help someone in an extremely passive way. You can either donate, or you can loan money. And if you choose the latter, you’re [generally] likely to get your money back. It’s more of a sure thing than not.

I won’t say much more about it, other than, if you’ve never signed up before, now is a great time. Even if you don’t do anything else with it in the future, at least you can give someone $25 to help them make their life better at zero cost to yourself!

0 thoughts on “Kiva! Help Someone for Free!

  1. Limecello Post author

    Note: All free loans will be repaid to Kiva. (You can’t really complain about that, right?) But if you yourself ever decide to lend your own money, you’ll probably get it back (each lendee has a bunch of statistics you can research on your own) – and you can then either cash out, or lend to someone else. Isn’t Kiva great?

    1. Limecello Post author

      Awesome, Ali – thanks! And if you sign up today AND donate that means you can help out with possibly two different loans! (Or give one person $50? Not sure how the free trial one works.)

      You’re the bestest. <3

  2. aliquis

    Thanks for the heads up, Lime! I signed up a few years ago, but hadn’t done much. I’ll be sure to mention this to friends.

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