Kiva Microcredit: Funding is Fun for Everyone

Race4Change is delighted to announce a strengthening of its relationship with Kiva: one of the world’s foremost microfinance organisations. Here’s a pic of the Kiva team at head office in San Francisco:

Kiva makes finance fun: one of the big reasons we are delighted to be in their media mix for the rest of 2011. For a good example of what I’m talking about, have a look at this: women who lend to shirtless men. Female empowerment at its finest!

Behind the mirth is a serious message. Since Kiva was founded in 2005, it has lent over 219 million dollars via almost 600,000 lenders. Here’s a great recent story about a man in Iraq who wants to borrow for a three-wheeled pick up truck.

“We envision a world where all people – even in the most remote areas of the globe – hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others,” says Kiva. “We believe providing safe, affordable access to capital to those in need helps people create better lives for themselves and their families.”

We believe the same thing, and we believe the best way to get our message out there is to get into the heart and soul of Africa. That’s why we are driving three fabulous Porsche rally cars on the most arduous classic rally in the world: The East African Safari.

Keep in touch with Race4Change via Facebook, Twitter and right here. Watch how we build support for our mission, and bring the empowerment of microfinance to the men and women of Kenya and beyond.

Support Race4Change with a donation to the lending fund. Your change is their change: don’t forget that every cent makes a difference. Our rally has been bought and paid for by the American farm boy philanthropist, Steven Funk. None of your money goes to the rally: all of your money goes to Africa!

About John Glynn

John Glynn is the owner of Ferdinand Porsche Magazine and resident Race4Change media expert & blogger. John owns five classic Porsche cars and knows the Porsche scene inside out. Check out his articles on the Ferdinand Porsche Blog at
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