I am growing to be a huge fan of Zidisha, I love the concept of helping people out with loans to kickstart their business and keeping costs low. The biggest market I see for new customers to come to Zidisha will be in the people who currently give to Kiva, since the concepts are very similar. And I do appreciate what Kiva does and don’t want to take away from them I am therefore laying down The Zidisha Challenge.
I will match double your loan to Zidisha and loan it to Kiva. Up to $50 per person, and $2,000 total – IE if 40 people make a loan to Zidisha of $25 I will make 40 loans to Kiva of $50 each.
This is aimed at getting new people to dip their toes in the water, so if you are already a Zidisha lender this offer doesn’t apply to you.
All you have to do is use the comments section below to enter the details of your Zidisha loan, and tell me who you would like me to loan to on Kiva and I will make the loan for you once I confirm the details.
So if you want to help Kiva, help Zidisha and we will together add 300% of the original amount of donated money to these great men and women in struggling economies.
Here is a bit more information on Zidisha in case you aren’t familiar with it.
I’m excited to see your comments below!
Oh and just to be clear about this -it is a loan in honor of your loan – not me transferring fifty bucks to you! The idea is that Kiva and Zidisha benefit not us, so when Kiva pays back the $50 to me I will relend or withdraw as I feel appropriate, and you can do the same with your Zidisha funds!