Good Deed – A Citizen of the World
February 18th, 2010
Since 2008 Leo Kivell has made micro-loans to ten people through Kiva.org. Leo augmented an initial $25 gift with his own pocket money to lend more than $250 to global entrepreneurs. His beneficiaries include poultry farmers in Azerbaijan, a general store in Rwanda, and other small businesses in Peru, Ukraine, and the Philippines.
Pictured: Leo helped fund a $900 loan to Uktam Ashurov of Tajikistan, a wooden-plowmaker, to purchase two cows and improve the winter conditions for his cattle. The loan was repaid in full.