Uri L’Tzedek believes that micro-lending is one of the most important ways to work to eradicate poverty and to empower those in the developing world to build their lives and dreams on their own terms.
Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs across the globe.
As a lender, you have the opportunity to support entrepreneurs as varied as a baker in Afghanistan or a goat herder in Uganda. Select an entrepreneur, checkout, and receive updates as the entrepreneur repays the loan. At the end of the loan term, re-lend repaid loan funds to a new entrepreneur or withdraw them from Kiva.
At the end of the loan term, re-lend repaid loan funds to a new entrepreneur or withdraw them from Kiva.
Click here to view our Kiva page and join the Uri L’Tzedek lending team–over sixty members and growing! We’re already making news on the E-Jewish philanthropy blog, where you can see what Uri L’Tzedek Founder and President, Shmuly Yanklowitz, has to say about the positive impact of micro-lending.
Uri L’Tzedek also has a micro-lending group through Heifer International. Team Heifer is a grassroots movement to end hunger and poverty. Your support will help families in need achieve self reliance and sustainable livelihoods. Join the team today!