Wednesday, September 2, 2015

It's Not Charity


My mother is very charitable.  She always gives money to peddlers on the subway. Everyday.  

When I ask her, "How do you know they aren't using it for drugs or something other than food?"  


Her answer, "If you are really that concerned about that, then go ahead and buy them a sandwich.  Me?  I want to give them money and pray that they do the right thing."


But alas, I still felt uncomfortable being charitable.  Until NOW.  You see, with KIVA, its not a charity.  With KIVA, I'm not giving money.  I'm lending money.  It's a loan to help out a family who needs it.  For example... 

I made a loan to Maria De Jesus from El Salvador:

Maria is seeking a loan to buy two mild cows so she can make cheese to sell in the surrounding areas.  In this way she would generate income for her family.  In the future she
wants to use the income from fruit sales, the harvest,a nd the cows bought with the loan money to buy more cows and increase milk production.


Maria tiene 43 años de edad, solamente logro estudiar hasta noveno grado, ahora ella está casada y su esposo se dedica a la agricultura.  El crédito solicitado, lo necesita para comprar dos vacas que le producirán leche para la elaboración de queso, el cual sale a venderlo a sus alrededores y le genera ingresos para mantener a su familia.  Sus planes a futuro son que con los ingresos que obtiene de la venta frutas y de la siembra y del préstamo para la compra de las vacas, podrá en un futuro incrementar el numero de vacas y así la producción de leche.

- See more at: TuAbogadoDelPueblo.com 


Here is my Loan Update from Maria:

Fenómeno del Niño, en El Salvador
Saludos especiales, queridos prestamistas Es un placer poder contactarme con todos ustedes y agradecerles por el apoyo tan valioso que estan haciendo, al brindar su apoyo financiero a miles de nuestros clientes, que les aseguro están muy contentos por concretizar sus sueños y objetivos. Como CREDICAMPO, estamos cada día esforzándonos por mejorar nuestro servicio a nuestros queridos clientes,…

The loan is repaid and she is supporting her family!

Feels wonderful!  Check out this video of  KIVA that explains more-->