I love helping people. And when helping someone a great deal only requires an unsecured loan of $25.00, it pleases me to no end when I see a loan payment land in my bank account. Today, $8.27 has been repaid including the $2.07 I received this morning.
The loan I am referring to is a micro loan through an organization called Kiva. Azar, a locksmith and blacksmith, needed a loan to buy metals for his business. Myself and 68 others pooled our money together (through Kiva) and loaned Azar $1,975.00. He has made every payment on time and has paid 33% of the loan amount.
Azar lives in Azerbaijan, is 24 years old with a wife and a 6 month old son. His business is thriving because of the micro loans that have been made possible through Kiva. To date, I have loaned the same $25.00 to 4 different businesses ... it just keeps coming back!
Want to help out someone too? Visit www.kiva.org and search for the next lucky entrepreneur.
Cynthia Larsen is the owner and broker of record for Safe Haven Realty and has worked and lived in Sonoma County for over 25 years. For more information about Sonoma County, check out Bodega Bay - Cotati - Penngrove - Petaluma - Rohnert Park - Santa Rosa - Sebastopol - Sonoma Valley - Windsor.
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Broker/Owner - Safe Haven Realty
Sonoma County, California, USA