Someone here in America, whose name is long forgotten, took a chance on a young immigrant from Scotland by making him a loan to open a store. Because of that chance, my family leads the blessed life it does today. That is why I lend.
I am not a rich man, by U.S. standards. But by the standards of the world, I have much more than I need. So I give this little bit of money, because it is the "easy" part of being a business partner. I know that only YOUR own hard work can make it truly succeed. When my name is long forgotten as a lender, your family and community will remember you and the difference you made in their lives!
I applaud all who have sought out Kiva for a loan, rather than a handout. You are the real heroes on this site. Please don't ever give up!!!
May the god of your choice bless you.
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