I had been waiting to update this list item because I wanted to see how it went. There are several things I like about sponsoring individuals through Kiva.org. First, it's only a $25 investment. My family spends more than that on one meal out at any fast food restaurant. I'm positive we can give up one meal out to help make someone's life a little better. Second, my account gets credited small amounts each time the loan recipient makes a loan payment. So every time he makes a payment I get an email that shows how much my account has been credited.
And the really cool thing about that was that when a friend posted to his Facebook page yesterday that he and his wife had just sponsored someone through Kiva.org, I was able to take advantage of the opportunity to reinvest what had already been returned to us. I added just about $15 more to my account and was able to help sponsor another business venture yesterday. This time it was a woman, Fatoumata Traore, from Mali.
I would like to sponsor more businesses from Kenya, again in order to support the region where our Compassion child lives. For now though, I thought it would be fun to join our friends in supporting someone.
Have you ever sponsored someone through Kiva.org? Or through Compassion International? Or any other agency?