Day 78: Changing lives with micro-loans

Jessica Jackley has a passion for helping others help themselves.  Jessica’s story of giving to others in need by using micro-loans instead of hand-outs has taken her initial idea to a web site called Kiva.  Those who choose to “loan” instead of donate get repaid, and can then choose to “loan” again. The loans can be very small ($25), and you can read the stories of the people who have been helped by these small but powerful loans.  The idea makes so much sense… “teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime”. Jessica has put her ideas into action, and has had the courage to risk stepping into a new way of giving to help others change their lives.

Watch Jessica’s amazing TED presentation:

http://www.ted.com/talks/jessica_jackley_poverty_money_and_love.html

Learn more about Jessica’s efforts:

http://www.kiva.org/

https://www.profounder.com/

 

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