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Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship

Posted by Margaret on Saturday, Jan 22, 2011

You may already have heard of Kiva. You may already be a Kiva lender. But if you haven’t, this video explains how you can help women around the world, not with charity or gifts, but with a small loan. When it’s paid back (I’ve been lending a while now, and none of my entrepreneurs has defaulted), you can re-lend the money to someone else. A minimum of $25 at a time, adding more as you go on, and eventually you may have a portfolio of several $100. It’s the only way I’ll ever be a financier!

Since I joined Kiva, I’ve only loaned to women, knowing how hard they have to struggle and how unfair the odds are against them. This new campaign promotes gender equality, stimulates local economies and empowers women to become active, involved and powerful change makers. And when you join Kiva, you can be part of the Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious team, nearly 14,000 people, doing good without a god!

Click here to learn more about FITE.

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