Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. They celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
It’s a loan, not a donation!
We believe lending alongside thousands of others is one of the most powerful and sustainable ways to create economic and social good. Lending on Kiva creates a partnership of mutual dignity and makes it easy to touch more lives with the same dollar. Fund a loan, get repaid, fund another.
100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans. Kiva covers costs primarily through optional donations, as well as through support from grants and sponsors.
When a Kiva loan enables someone to grow a business and create opportunity for themselves, it creates opportunities for others as well. That ripple effect can shape the future for a family or an entire community.
Here is one of Kiva’s oustanding stories:
One woman brewing change in Africa, and beyond – Medium Story by Jessica P. Hansen, photos by Brandon Smith
It is well worth having your WordPress installation on auto-update.
I got caught out still having Ver 4.7.1 for a week after version 4.7.2 came out, and my site was breached twice, firstly with an unauthorized post about weight loss and then by a Bala Sniper Hack. WordPress 4.7.1 and other recent earlier versions turned out to have several security issues that allowed unauthorized access.
Luckily I have my site monitored by Securi, so was made aware of the breach immediately and took action to fix the problem. At present I’m only using the free version but have in the past used their paid services to restore the site from a very corrupt state. Being semi-retired now and keeping costs down, I’m only using their monitoring services but that is tremendously useful – to be advised immediately your site has a problem gives you a good chance of preventing a major attack.
There are of course many other ways to secure your sites and I’m going to talk about it a bit more in the near future.
I was recently contacted by Kathleen Carter from http://educatorlabs.org/who has put together a collection of resources for seniors and the various challenges we face as we grow older.
I hope this will be of value to any seniors among my readers or those who are carers for someone with a disability or other health problem.
Nursing Schools Guide & Degree Programs in the USA
My name is Emma Holmes – I’m a senior nursing student at the University of Missouri Kansas City’s RN-BSN program. I’m also the managing editor for NursingSchools4U.com – a website I co-founded to educate students who were wanting a side-by-side comparison of different nursing schools in the country. …
You can see the site here:
We continuously search the web to gather the most detailed review of all nursing schools in the U.S. As you browse our website you will find hundreds of hand-gathered results and hand-written reviews and summaries on different nursing schools in the U.S.