10 Reasons for Christians to Lend Through Kiva

10 Reasons for Christians to Lend through Kiva

  1. Kiva provides an innovative way to fulfill the Scriptural teaching to help the poor. (Proverbs 22:9, 31:8-9, Ephesians 2:10, James 1:27, Isaiah 1:17, etc)
  2. Kiva works in partnership with Christian lending organizations.  These Christian lenders are actively involved in evangelism and mercy in the name of Christ. (for example, Hope International)
  3. The founders of Kiva rooted their vision in a sense of Christian calling to help the poor (see this video of co-founder Jessica Jackley’s story).
  4. Kiva doesn’t provide handouts.   They provide loans to hardworking members of society (see Ruth, chapter 2)
  5. When your loan is repaid, you have the opportunity to lend again.  Thus giving you the opportunity to exponentially multiply your giving.
  6. When you join Kiva Christians, you make a public statement that your loans are going for the glory of Christ
  7. Kiva gives you the chance to directly fund a particular borrower in a particular part of the world.   This helps you honor the borrower as a divine image bearer.
  8. Kiva has abundant social media tools, so it is easy for you to share the stories of borrowers to whom you are lending.
  9. Lending on Kiva is an easy project that you can share with your bible study, small group, youth group, or mission committee.
  10. Making a loan just feels good, and it is a lot of fun to receive the repayments and re-lend.

Ten really good reasons to join the Kiva Christians lending team right now and help us get to our goal of 35,000 members by Easter.   Then pick out a few loans and start lending.

Soli Deo Gloria

Russell

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