ShineArc was created in order to find ways for individuals to find ways to connect themselves to their neighbors all around the world. It’s important for us to not only realize that we are all neighbors, but that we all have a common responsibility. We have a duty to help each other, and to work together to improve our society and our environment.
Kiva.org is one of the many new innovations that is blurring the lines we’ve come to believe are between each other. Kiva has connected users through the internet to micro-lending institutions in third world countries. Allowing users to lend in $25 increments to those who need it other countries. The key word is “lend”. While Kiva also accepts donations to keep the wheels turning, the money you give to is only a loan, which means it will be paid back.
After the loan you’ve lent is paid back you can lend it again to someone else in need. This way it is possible to use one loan of $25 to help a number of different people.
We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works. -Kiva.org
ShineArm is the part of ShineArc that is focoused on humanitarian efforts. You can visit our Kiva Loan Team here to see how we’re doing it. We encourage you to join Kiva and lend! You can also join our lending team.
Love Your Neighbor!