Thursday, September 10, 2009

I won KIVA gift Certificate

Recently Gwen had  a give-away price for her 300th post and I was fortunate enough to win the price;  a $50 KIVA gift certificate which  I have already put in good use, I am so happy  that I can help.
Gwen, thanks so much for this opportunity to help those in need.

In case you haven't heard of  KIVA , it's an organisation that lets individual lend  to small enterpreneur in any part of the world. You can read more about them at  .

So here are the pictures of my loan recipients ...
A 64yr old farmer from Togo and a 48yr old firewood retailer and mother of 8 children from Mali.

I hope to reloan  after the repayment of this first one. It's so exciting and uplifting to help others.


  1. I just set up my account nad made my first LOAN. I sent Invites to others to join and lend money. I'm so glad I ready your blog today.

  2. That's great that you have already found two people to help! :)

  3. What an awesome way to help others.