Promote Compassion Globally Fund
Destinations Extraordinaire is proud to affiliate itself with Kiva, an organization that implements and manages micro-loans in Third World countries. The United Nations has determined that this system of assistance could cut world poverty in half by 2015 by empowering entrepreneurs on an individual-by-individual basis. The 2006 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to microfinance practitioner Professor M. Yunus and micro lending is considered a means of world peace.
Kiva states, “We believe this is one of the best ways to empower our neighbors, giving them opportunities to become economically independent, improve their standard of living, and alleviate poverty for themselves and their communities.”
The results are extremely encouraging and an average first loan invested in the entrepreneurial poor can enable a mother or father to feed an entire family by allowing small business growth. The exciting giving factor with Kiva is the opportunity to choose the entrepreneur you wish to support and receive updates on their accomplishments!
As a seasoned traveler to Third World Latin countries, I believe in the efficacy of such programs and the incredible impact on quality of life. I have chosen to join this organization to help promote compassion, world peace and - one person at a time - help others live out their dream for a better life, a life free of chronic poverty.
Kiva.org is a non-profit that is revolutionizing the fight against global poverty by enabling people to connect with and make personal loans—of as little as $25—to low-income entrepreneurs in the developing world. Most of the poor in developing countries are self-employed entrepreneurs and a small loan to purchase business-related items such as sewing machines or livestock can empower them to earn their way out of poverty.
(Start Date March 2008)
|Sara Rodriguez Ramos||Mexico|
|Genoveve Llanos de Marin||Bolivia|
|Ana Cristina Condori Maron||Peru|
|Luz Marina Vilca Yapu||Peru|
|Djiguiya 4 De Wayere Farakala Group||Mali|
|Bomoko Plus Group||The Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Kiwanga Twegatte Group||Mukono, Uganda|
|Nyètaa 2 Group||Mali|
|Kathegbeh Group||Sierra Leone|
|Lucero Ixt Group||Mexico|
|Las Daliass Group||Mexico|
|Los Tamarindos 1 Group||Mexico|
|Los Arcoiris de Atoto Group||Mexico|
|Las Begonias Group||Mexico|
|Juan José Rodriguez Orozco||Columbia|
|San Miguel Arcangel Group||Paraguay|
|La Guadalupita Group||Mexico|
|Jose Ermis||El Salvador|
|Matilde Rosa Martha||Monterrey, Mexico|
|Mujeres En Acción Group||Guatemala|
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