Ed Brenegar on Kiva & Micro-Finance

kinnon —  November 30, 2007 — 2 Comments

Ed does a short, link-filled post on Kiva and the power of micro-financing. Please read it and follow the links.

I’m thinking a lot more about how best to use the moneys we give away. And am afraid that the edifice-complex of most church leaders, will preclude much of those dollars going in that direction. Kiva and the like can and will make better use of those funds.

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

2 responses to Ed Brenegar on Kiva & Micro-Finance

  1. Bill

    Ginger and I made our first loan last year through Kiva. It really is one of the coolest things going.

    Peace,
    Milton

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  2. I’ve been doing the KIVA thing for nearly a year now. Gotten every dime paid back, even some ahead of schedule! Great idea.

    have to say that I posted the site and talked about it on a “christian” blog one time and got chewed out for not giving money to christian missionaries who could do so much “more” with it than microfinancing. First I laughed, then I went over to Kiva and donated more $$ there.

    What a rebel eh? 😉

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