a kiva christmas

December 24, 2008

When our oldest daughter turned five, we gave her money to loan on Kiva to begin teaching her about poverty and generosity. Her first loan was to a woman named Nkechi to help buy supplies for her paint shop in Nigeria.

That loan was repaid about a year ago, so last January, Macey got to use her gift again. This time, Macey selected a tailor in Tanzania named Magdalena. This loan was repaid in full in early December.

When I told Macey it was time to choose again, she was excited. But she wanted to wait until Christmas. I’m proud that she immediately made a connection that an act of giving is a celebration of God with us.

Today, Macey gave her gift again. She is lending her money to Dilorom Ismonova. Ms. Ismonova is a mother of three who sells clothes in Tajikistan. As of right now, Dilorom’s loan still has $975. We hope you’ll consider joining Macey in helping Ms. Ismmonova purchase more clothes to sell so that she can support her family. (If you do, please leave a comment below so I can tell Macey.)

Merry Christmas!

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