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I’m going to share with you one of my favorite Non-profits – KIVA

There are many other non-profits that I admire but for this post I’m going to focus on Kiva. When it comes to giving, you don’t have to wait until you’re able to give thousands of dollars or even hundreds, you give based on your capacity to give.

Case and point: one day, Yusef, my son #3, came home from middle school without the change he was supposed to bring back to me. He informed me that he had given it to a homeless person. I asked him “why did you do that?” And he answered “mom, because that’s what you do, you’ve been giving money to homeless people since I was little.” I didn’t always give, sometimes, yes. I was surprised. Duh! I shouldn’t have been surprised, when I know that we influence our children by our actions. Still, I was surprised, but in a good way. He gave that person $10.00.

Just in case you’re curious, Yusef is now 21 years old, he graduated High School, attends college, and is the manager at one of the American Apparel stores in Los Angeles.

I became aware of Kiva 2 years ago. I was looking for a non profit to support in my news letter.  I like this non-profit because they make micro loans to entrepreneurs all over the world, even in remote areas. One of my passions is entrepreneurship, especially for single moms. Being an entrepreneur is not just for those who aspire to make millions of dollars. A mom can get more value for her time and money by working for herself than going to work for someone else.

Kiva lends as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Yes, that is correct, you can make a donation of $25.00 and change some one’s life. Learn more about how it works.

Jessica Jackley Flannery is the co-founder, with her husband, Matthew Flannery. It’s an inspirational story that teaches you what is possible when you have a passion to make a change and you take specific action steps to bring it about. Netsquared’s interview with Jessica will give you the full story.

Take the time to read the interview and you’ll learn that no dream is too big and hopefully it inspires you to take massive  action to make that dream you think is impossible, real.

To the confident “giving” you!

Please share, do you have a favorite non profit?

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