March 03, 2011
I had some big plans in mind to start a website where poker players could easily donate money to various top charities. That plan isn't dead, but it has run into some issues so I'm going to start small and see if we can build up the DC Kiva Team first. If you're saying, "heck yea I want to join the DC Kiva Team! Just..umm...right after I find out wtf Kiva is....," then you're in luck!
Kiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending. You can find out more at www.kiva.org or by watching the video below.
If you'd like to join DC's Kiva Team, all you have to do is go to the link below and sign up! Once you've signed up, you can get your loan on whenever you'd like :)
And remember, these are LOANS, not donations. You will get your money back! Then you can lend it out again or withdrawal it! Just think about how much money you probably have sitting in a poker account doing nothing. Why not take a small part of that amount and lend it to someone who really needs it? As my man Nike says...