Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
From my family to yours, I hope Santa was good to you and you got some pretty neat stuff under the tree 😉
This time of year there is always the ‘slow down’ The holidays seem to put our priorities back to where they should always be and that’s family and our spiritual lives. Maybe you are not religious, regardless you cannot deny the awesome power that this time of year has as it draws people closer.
A huge part of this season is giving for me.
I know, we’re always supposed to say it’s better to give than to receive but this time of year…Christmas…Seems to promote that message very effectively.
And I wanted to introduce you to something as well as entice you to take part in the discussions on this blog and Net Marketing Forum.
It’s called Kiva!
Maybe you have heard of it, maybe you haven’t. I’ve been a part of their site since 2010 when I first discovered this unique form of micro-loaning from members of the traffic exchange community. Say what you want, these people are always so generous and supportive of initiatives that give back.
Anyways, Kiva is a micro-loan service that allows you to ‘loan’ $25 to entrepreneurs around the world. And while that may not seem like a big chunk of change, it has massive power because a loan of a few hundred dollars can mean the difference between business success and failure for these global entrepreneurs. It’s such an awesome feeling to know you are supporting entrepreneurship in so many forms. And these people are massive parts of their community. So when they win, so many others win along the way.
A few years ago, we started a team on Kiva which has gone on to raise over $17,000 in loans for these entrepreneurs and I would love for you to join our team! But I’m going to sweeten the pot! If you join the team, I’ll be giving away one microloan in your honor where you can choose the recipient and get the money back into your Kiva account.
Now after you get that $25 back, you can either re-loan and put it back to work or take the money for your own needs. Whatever you decide. It’s your choice!
Here’s a quick snapshot of what we’ve accomplished with those $17,000 dollars…
(Source Plus1Daily Team Page on Kiva)
Check out Kiva today and let’s help build the entrepreneurial spirit along with the spirit of the season this Christmas! I can’t think of a better way to ‘give’!
8 thoughts to “Merry Christmas! Tis’ The Season Of Giving…”
This is a great organization. I have been loaning there for several years ($575) and all of my loans have been repaid in full. It is a great feeling knowing that for such a small amount, we can make such a big different in someone’s life who has no where else to turn!!
It’s huge right?
We think of 25 bucks like a pizza dinner, but for some of these entrepreneurs, it’s a chance to make some massive changes for their personal life and communities.
Such a win all around!
Jon, I am so glad you introduced me to Kiva. It is now going to be part of my monthly operating budget. Thanks
Awesome man. Yeah it’s a sweet gig. So rewarding for everyone involved!
Jon, I made a post about this, you can read it here.
Thanks man, saw that. And you win too 🙂
Let me know your email address in a DM at NMF and I’ll gift you the $25 loan to send out to whoever you want.
Got $25 Kiva loan and found a recipient.
I posted the information here