Instead of sending colleagues and clients Christmas postcards and gifts, this year we have again chosen to change lives and to make a contribution through Kiva to someone in the world who knows how to appreciate the value of a loan.
Kiva is a non-profit organization “with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty”. It’s different from charity: it’s not a donation, it’s a loan through microfinancing system.
This will be our 15th loan, we’re starting to get addicted to it! 🙂 It’s an amazing feeling to know we’re lending money to someone who will do their best to pay you back. That means their activity is launching, their quality of life is improving. With your money back, you can lend to someone else. Opt among Education, Food, Women, Green, Agriculture, Transportation, Conflict Zone, and so many other criteria. Choose among countries, sectors, activities, partners.
This time, we are keeping our fingers crossed for the success of Suzan, a 42-year old Lebanese baker! That’s a humble way we found to be part of a wider and global Merry Christmas – we hope you are sympathetic with the idea as well!
To all of you here, there and everywhere, indie.ana would also like to wish