www.gurteen.com

Blog Post

Introduction to the January 2011 Knowledge Letter

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

 


Title

Introduction to the January 2011 Knowledge Letter
WeblogGurteen Knowledge Log
Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 127
Posted DateFriday 24 December 2010 15:06 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://www.kiva.org/lender/davidgurteen 
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




The Gurteen Knowledge Search Engine is a customised Google search engine that searches over 800 KM related websites and weblogs.

David Gurteen


Follow me on Twitter


I help people to share their knowledge; to learn from each other; to innovate and to work together effectively to make a difference!

Services I offer
How to contact me

My Blog

Gurteen Knowledge Community
The Gurteen Knowledge Community
The Gurteen Knowledge Community is a global learning community of over 21,000 people in 160 countries across the world.

The community is for people who are committed to making a difference: people who wish to share and learn from each other and who strive to see the world differently, think differently and act differently.

Membership of the Gurteen Knowledge Community is free.
Knowledge Community



     

home
back
contact
request help
visitor book
Sunday 26 March 2017
01:30 AM GMT