The purpose of this giveaway is to support and promote our favourite charities. My favourite charity is Kiva. Kiva’s slogan is “Loans that change lives” and it’s so true. When you donate to Kiva you’re not giving someone a handout that will only help them in the short term, you are providing a loan that can help them to turn their life around by supporting their business, assisting them in receiving an education or in many other ways. An explanation of Kiva from their website :
How to Use Kiva
1 Make a loan.
You make a loan on Kiva. All Kiva loans are made possible by our Field Partners, who vet, administer, and disburse each loan.2 Get updates.
Throughout the life of the loan, you will see progress updates from Kiva through your email, and if you come back to the site.3 Get paid back.
As the borrower repays the loan, the money becomes available in your account. This is called your Kiva Credit.
You can now use it to fund another loan, donate it to Kiva, or withdraw it to spend on something else.
Kiva is a great charity because it is so personal. You’re not donating money to be used by people that you know nothing about, you’re loaning the money to someone you have personally picked- you know their name, their country, what they’ll be using the money for and you usually get to see a photo of them as well. I also really like it because you choose who to lend the money too. Are you a foodie? Loan the money to someone who is starting up their own restaurant. Have a favourite country? Make a loan to someone who lives there. You can sort by gender, country and sector (education, agriculture, housing, arts, etc) so it makes it easy to sort through the loans. You can also sort by how much of the loan has already been raised so that you can be the first or last person to finance a certain person.
This giveaway is for one $25 Kiva Card. The winner will be emailed their Kiva gift card and they will be able to choose anyone off of Kiva’s site to loan it to. When the loan is repaid the winner can loan the money out again if they wish, or they can withdraw it to their own bank account
Unfortunately Rafflecopter is not currently supported by WordPress so to fill out the contest entry form you’ll have to head over to my facebook page. There are 5 different ways to enter, and no donation is necessary (although it may give you a warm and fuzzy feeling!)
Kiva is also currently giving away a limited amount of free trials to people who are not currently registered on Kiva, click here to sign up.
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the other stops on the Charity Hopping Around the World Giveaway Hop!