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My birthday wish - Eliminate poverty

posted Nov 8, 2010, 12:23 AM by Cezar Maroti   [ updated Nov 8, 2010, 12:31 AM ]
I'm turning 28 today Monday November 8th and I want to eliminate poverty. The long-term, sustainable solution to eliminate poverty is to empower people locally and to help them get out of poverty on their own. Kiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty.

I believe in long-term, sustainable solutions for the problems of the world. Poverty is an important issue. And this problem will not be solved on the long term by donations from rich countries to poor countries. The only solution is to empower people locally and to help them get out of poverty on their own. 
This is what Kiva does. They help connect people who need the money with people who have some extra money. Anyone can lend $25 for an entrepreneur in a developing country. It might not seem much for some one in Western Europe or in North America. But for some one in a poorer country it is very important. Most of the people can build or extend a successful business with less than $1000. This will help them feed and support their families on the long-term.

For my 28th birthday I want to fund-raise $280 for KIVA - 

So please have a look at my Birthday wish and donate as much as you can afford. Also please share it with your friends - maybe some of them will be able to donate some money for Kiva.

$95 out of $280 have already beed donated. Only $185 more needed. Help me reach my goal!

Thank you,