SHOPPING WITH A CAUSE
Blogger gives me a platform to share my thoughts without fee, so I want to pay that generosity forward. I have created The Moonbeams and Eco-Dreams Store in conjunction with various affiliate links. I will donate all my profits to Kiva. Store items mostly reflect this blog's themes. Also, anything purchased at amazon.com accessed through my general banner and product links on my main website count, too. This store is not sponsored or endorsed by Kiva. It is my very own brain child.
WHAT IS KIVA?
Kiva takes $25 dollar donations from people like you and me, bundles them with other peoples' $25 donations, then loans these fund to an entrepreneur in the developing world. Lack of collateral prevents these people from aquiring loans via traditional banks, so Kiva provides a unique opportunity for families to lift themselves out of poverty. Often these mere $25 loans enable people to start businesses, feed their families, and send their children to school.
Once the loan is re-paid those funds are re-loaned to another entrepreneur and so on, magnifying the original contribution again and again. And Kiva borrowers have a 98.93% re-payment rate! , so the cycle of giving lives on beyond our original contributions.
HOW WILL I KNOW YOU ARE REALLY MAKING THE DONATION?
At the end of the year I will post a screen shot of my affiliate profits tally from the Amazon.com site along with a link to my Kiva fundraising page.
2014 Loan Report
VISIT MOONBEAMS AND ECO-DREAMS TEAM PAGE AT KIVA
Moonbeams & Eco-Dreams and its Readers
OUR READER SUPPORTER LOANS ISSUED SO FAR
Introducing Elizabeth: Our First Reader Supporter Kiva Borrower - December 13th, 2013
Meet Hamid: Our Second Reader Funded Kiva Borrower - April 2014
Meet Flor Y Cielo: Our Third Reader Funded Kiva Borrower - April 2014
La Colmena Group, Ecudor - May 21st 2014
Ushindi Group, Uganda/Nadiegueton Group, Mali/Basher Mosa Group, Yemen & Igball, Kosovo
Kulumakan, Joesph, & The Mujeres de Fe Bank
2014 Kiva Borrowers
2015 Kiva Loans