Kiva is Now – Join Team ReadThisPlease

AdminNow ~ All the chatter about the economy and the cost of debt, trying to make a go and find a little joy… enter KIVA. Thanks to Jen, intrepid ReadThisPlease idea generator, we are now a big tycoon moneybags lender! Not really, but we do have heart…

From the desk of Jen A C:

Have you ever felt like you were too small a spark to make a difference?  I have.  I’ve truly tried to take these words to heart:

“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.”
Marian Wright Edelman

It’s hard, though, to see the effect my smile, my kind word, my charity, or any of my attempted small differences made.  It takes a good portion of faith to believe that all the small differences everyone tries to make can be gathered into something with momentum.

It’s hard, but not impossible.

KIVA, through the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions helps individuals – we tiny sparks – create opportunity and alleviate poverty here and around the world.  KIVA magnifies our individual small efforts into tangible change we can see and feel, but more importantly our efforts become change we can share with one another.

Take a look for yourself and if you can, help make some momentum.

Click on this link…,

Choose a borrower… I picked out a group of borrowers…, but you can lend to anyone you want.  I also supported an American borrower… I’d leave the link, but as of this morning she has received 100% donation support.  You’ll get a $25 free trial, so you can look through all the filters (gender, geographic region, sector, individual/group and attributes) you’d like to help choose.

Click on the $25 free trial next to your choice.  This will bring you to a more detailed description of the borrower.

Click on Lend Now.

Fill out the form (you’ll know it’s the correct form if the “join ReadThisPlease team” and “referred by Jen” links are there) and click on continue.  I never used the $25 free trial because I wasn’t being invited by a team and I don’t want another account.  I assume it’s self-explanatory; I had no issues creating my account or the RTP team.

Return the confirmation email.

My plan is make all RTP’ers captains of the team as they join.  I assume we’ll be encouraging readers to join… so, please include the invitation link in the promo.

There’s a limited numbers of free trials so get um whilst they’re hot…


Team ReadThisPlease:
Jen A C, writer, blogger:

Adding cash is easy after you’ve filled out the forms.  Use PayPal or various credit cards, but start with the free trial $25 dollar loan… and just start. It’s easy. Pick whichever person or group you choose. Click the KIVA logo below or follow the links:

M Dawn has accepted the challenge and become a lender as well as other friends of ReadThisPlease. We’ll encourage the other writers to get on it. Thank you Jen!


Join our team


“I read it in the Now!”




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