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Empower People Around the World...... $ 25.00 at the time

KIVA, Empowering People around the WorldEmpower People Around the World...... $ 25.00 at the time
Yesterday we noticed a post by Richard Ruggaber from LA, who by way of kiva.org is providing funding for "micro loans" to those in countries, situations and environments that would not otherwise be able to obtain a loan to start or grow their own small business. For Linda and I and in our little way we hope to pay it forward.


To be honest, we had heard of Kiva a few years ago, but more or less lost track, so Thank you Richard for reminding us about this innovative way to provide assistance and opportunity for those with a entrepreneurial concept  to help themselves and their community, in areas where otherwise these opportunities would be nearly impossible to fund.....

The KIVA concept is very simple;

  • Together with a number of other like-minded people, we provide a small loan as a group to selected individuals and or groups, and once the loan is granted the funds are used to start or grow a small business or project, and over a relative short period of time the loan gets repaid into your Kiva account and made available to lend out again.....
  • All the administration and everything else is looked after by Kiva and their local financial organizations in the respective areas in the world.

We have just started working with Kiva, but I can tell you already we are very impressed with their commitment to help other help themselves as well as their communications with us about progress and status about the people and groups we have selected so far. We are very pleased to introduce the 4 current microloans that we have participated in .


We hope that in a small way we can provide the funding and encouragement for others to help themselves, and although we don't really believe in padding ourselves on the back, we feel by posting this article, we may stimulate others to consider helping in your own personal way if and where possible. For us Kiva is a Pfanntastic way to empower people around the world, one small loan at the time.

 

 

 

Peter Pfann,

CPCA, ABR, SRES, E-Pro, IMSD, Master ASA, C-CREC, Associate Broker.

Text or Talk To Peter @: (1) 250 - 213 - 9490  

peterpfann@gmail.com  www.pfanntastic.com

Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, BC, Canada, @ Fair  Realty Since 1986.

Regional office: 1540 Fort St Victoria, BC V8S 5J2

 

Comments

Thanks for the heads up Peter and Linda.  We have never heard of this before and will check it out! 

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Sounds pretty cool.  Something to look into!

Posted by Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area (Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Hi Al and Peggy,

Thank you for taking the time to look into Kiva, it is an organization that makes a lot of things happen and give people the opportunity to help themselves.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 9 years ago

Hi Susan,

Thanks for visiting, Kiva is not really charity, but providing a method for a number of like mined people to lend a little money to those that have plan to make their lives better.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 9 years ago

This is a genius program. So much can be done for so little in other parts of the world. We have a teacher friend coming back here from 7 years in Uganda. He paid $500/mo in rent and had a cook and grounds keeper included. A little bit of money well placed can change lives in the right places.

Posted by Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia (RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax ) over 9 years ago

Very interesting info.  I'd never heard of this organization before.  Thanks for sharing with us here on AR.

Posted by Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate (RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Hi Steve and Jan,

You are so right, a few hundred dollars, makes a huge difference, the stories and reuslts are amazing, we are glad we decided to join Kiva.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 9 years ago

Hi Jenny,

We had heard of Kiva a few years ago, and we go sidetracked, now that we have "re-discovered" Kiva and are providing a few micro-loans, we are glad we did, and it makes us look forward to the next opportunity to co-fund a deserving self starter somewhere in the world.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 9 years ago

This sounds like a wonderful thing to be a part of.  It sure feels good to make a difference - doesn't it??  Keep up the great work. 

Posted by Karen Bernetti over 9 years ago

Hi Karen,

Thank you for kind feedback, we do think it is a great way to give a little back while encouraging and developing good business concepts in other parts of the wolrd.

 

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 9 years ago

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