How I Started With is different from a donation type of site, it’s all about micro loans. A donation type of site is you selecting an amount you want to give to a cause in which you believe. You give them your paypal info or your credit card number and you’re done. Kiva is a loan site. So you’ll get your money back.

I started out making 1 loan at $25.00. After a few months, that loan had been repaid. I re-loaned that money and then added another $25 loan. After these 2 loans started getting repaid and I had $25 in my account, I made another loan. After all loans had been paid, I re-loaned and added another $25 loan.

This past Christmas, I made 6 loans that cost me $106 because I had $44 in my account. Altogether at this point, I’ve made 14 loans. I plan to continue to loan money. I’ve only contributed about $200, but have been able to help so many people around the world.

It’s really quite simple to get started with Kiva. I encourage others to do the same. I’m not rich by any means, but I have $25 I can spare. If it doesn’t get paid back, it’s not going to break the bank.

I hope this encourages you to start making micro loans.

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Brian Gilbert

Brian Gilbert serves as the Director of Business Development for Thomason Management, Inc. Thomason Management, Inc manages premium domain portfolios including Innovation HQ, Inc., who owns,,,,,, plus many more premium names.

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