Kiva: The Gift That Keeps On Giving {Charity Garage Sale Update}

by This is Carrie on February 18, 2013

It’s been a while since I organized the Garage Sale for Kiva with some women from church. Starting with only $300 in proceeds from the sale, we’ve been able to loan the same money¬† again and again over the last 4+ years, empowering over 71 women in 32 countries through Kiva’s microfinance program¬† It’s pretty amazing what our discarded stuff has been able to accomplish.

Loans made: 71
Total amount lent: $1,825
Total amount repaid: $1633
Total amount lost: $10

32 countries: Cambodia, Bolivia, Pakistan, Tanzania, Togo, Mexico, Phillipines, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Lebanon, Mongolia, Ghana, Paraguay, Peru, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Viet Nam, South Sudan, Mali, Senegal, Chile, Armenia, United States, Ukraine, Burundi, Rwanda, Jordan, Kenya, Israel, Palestine, Kyrgyzstan, Dominican Republic.

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Brandon Smith February 26, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Hey Carrie, thanks so much for the follow-up on your Kiva garage sale! We absolutely loved the idea, and were thrilled to see that you recycled the money so many times. Seriously awesome job :)

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