Paying It Forward
One of the missions of Bella Domain Media is to help other women with their own small businesses. One of the ways I hope to achieve this is to financially support a business that is aligned with our values.
Kiva is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California. Leveraging the Internet and a worldwide network of micro-finance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. They envision a world where all people, even in the most remote areas of the globe, hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.
Recently, Bella Domain Media made small loan to Jane from NYC. Jane is a creative woman who in 2007 developed a portable first aid pouch for dogs, which won the 2014 Editor’s Choice Award from Pet Product News International. She’s planning to add to her product line and she’s been paying me back consistently since the loan was made and I’ll be funding another entrepreneur soon.
I encourage my clients to check out and support the wonderful work that Kiva is doing and become involved by making a loan or donating towards administration costs. In my opinion, it’s one of the best examples of the “pay it forward” principle in action. You can find them at www.kiva.org