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How Kiva Loans are Benefital

If you don't already know I support Kiva, now you do. Kiva is 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.

With each home I sell, I donate a little to someone lucky. Here is an example of someone I have helped in the past get successful.

 

Vyachaslav expands his business.
   

Vyacheslav is very grateful to each Kiva lenders for the loan he was granted. Due to these means he was able to start making vareniki (national Ukrainian food) and sell it. They are always in great demand, and Vyachelav was able to gain additional profit. He invested it to purchase a freezer to keep his semi-finished goods there.


Now Vyacheslav is going to expand his business and to open some vending location in the regional center Dnepropetrovsk. He is working hard to achieve this goal.

1 commentKristie Kruger • October 17 2011 12:22PM
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