And I love that I can do this with the same initial investment, repaid and recirculated as the loans come back. It's not a gift of money that I'm giving (since it's a loan), but it is a gift of hope. The recipients get to add the hard work and dilligence through which that seed will grow. I just made my 14th loan through Kiva out to people who could use the bump in their businesses and fortunes.
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