Blessings All!! šŸ™‚

Its that time again!

Every second month 1/2 of all my donations accumulated from my recipe book go to a different charity decided by those donating.

Drum roll!!!!!!!!!

This month KivaĀ turned out to be the winner of the “101 Frickin Rawsome Recipes” donations Charity vote!!!

A Really sweet site that helps those without the funds to grow their business’s, accomplish projects and feed their families, effectively helpingĀ alleviateĀ poverty. All loans eventually get paid back to you in the form of credits, from there you are able to lend them out to another project, individual or business in need!! Really cool! I helped two different fruit vendors in the Philippines with the money needed to buy more produce to sell.

Right from Kiva’s site:

“We are 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.

Since Kiva was founded in 2005:

  • 612,118Ā Kiva lenders
  • $232Ā million in loans
  • 98.79%Ā Repayment rate

We work with:

  • 135Ā Field Partners
  • 450Ā volunteers around the world
  • 59Ā different countries

Why we do what we do

We envision a world where all people – even in the most remote areas of the globe – hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.

We believe providing safe, affordable access to capital to those in need helps people create better lives for themselves and their families.

How we do it

Making a loan on Kiva is so simple that you may not realize how much work goes on behind the scenes.

Kiva works with microfinance institutions on five continents to provide loans to people without access to traditional banking systems. One hundred percent of your loan is sent to these microfinance institutions, which we call Field Partners, who administer the loans in the field.

Kiva relies on a world wide network of over 450 volunteers who work with our Field Partners, edit and translate borrower stories, and ensure the smooth operation of countless other Kiva programs.

Learn more aboutĀ how it works.

How we’re funded

100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes directly towards funding loans; Kiva does not take a cut. Furthermore, Kiva does not charge interest to our Field Partners, who administer the loans.

Kiva is primarily funded through the support of lenders making optional donations. We also raise funds through grants, corporate sponsors, and foundations.

We are incredibly thankful for the support that has enabled us to do the work that has touched the lives of so many people.

Learn more about ourĀ corporate partnerships orĀ make a donation.

How you can get involved

Excited for more donations to come!!

I love love love it!!

Its really great each time the 101 donations come around there is more and more to donate!!!

Thanks everyone for your kindness in helping the donations grow n flow!!!


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