Monthly Archives: April 2010

Help Kiva win a $1 Million Grant!

Kiva (http://www.kiva.org) is the world’s first online micro-lending website to help the world’s working poor help themselves to alleviate poverty. They have been chosen as one of four finalists in the Sam’s Club “Giving Made Simple” competition, for a chance to win a $1 million dollar grant – but can only win with your help and support!  With this grant, Kiva will multiply the impact by 10 by generating approximately $10 million more in loans from the Internet community, to help 25,000 entrepreneurs in the US and around the world. 

How is this possible? Kiva historically generates $10 in loans from the Internet community for every $1 they spend building and strengthening the platform. By investing in the dedicated engineering and portfolio staff who make Kiva possible, they can have 10 times the impact of the original grant.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

–Sam’s Club members can vote DAILY through May 2nd at http://www2.samsclub.com/Giving/About/Kiva.
There are only 24 days left in this campaign, so your daily vote really matters! If you have additional time to volunteer for the campaign, please fill out the following form: http://bit.ly/cEYl0Y.

–If you don’t have a Sam’s Club membership, please spread the word! Send Sam’s Club members you know the link to vote for Kiva: http://www2.samsclub.com/Giving/About/Kiva. Utilize your social media outlets by encouraging others to vote for Kiva on Facebook and Twitter.

I am really excited about Kiva’s chance to win a $1 million dollar grant. Let’s win this together!