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Introduction to the January 2011 Knowledge Letter

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 24 December 2010



Introduction to the January 2011 Knowledge Letter
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 127
Posted DateFriday 24 December 2010 15:06 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
CategoriesSocial Good

I wanted to give some money to charity over Christmas so I decided to make a few more Kiva loans. You can see my loan portfolio here. I have now made ten loans of which three have been fully paid back.

What I like about Kiva is that I get to decide who my money goes to. And if I am lucky I get to see an update on how the money is spent. It's a great idea and makes giving so much more personal and rewarding. The loans and repaid to me without interest and I can then use the money to make further loans. The repayment rate is an amazing 98.94% and 81% of the loans are to women entrepreneurs. Here are the full stats.

I am not telling you this to show how good I am - each loan is only $US25 after all. What I am hoping is that you might take a look and make some loans yourself and help support this way of giving.

Kiva - loans that change lives

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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