Have you heard of Kiva?

Kiva’s mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining micro-finance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending. And we think this is just awesome. Not only do you personally have the power to impact your local economy, but also the ability to help make someone’s business dreams come true. By funding Kiva loans you are enabling someone in another part of the world to run their own business, feed their family, and make life better for their community.

You can fund a loan for as little as $25, but the impact is so much greater. Bella has funded 5 loans since the beginning of January and we don’t plan to stop. Sign up is easy and you can lend via PayPal, so no worries about secret squirrel financial info getting lost.

Looking to join a group? Want to see what your combined impact is? Check out the AlaskaTweets Kiva group – great things are happening. Don’t you want to be part of it?

Pendo Luisi, 27 years old, borrowed $175 to open a cafe in
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.