I simply had to share this compelling, tragic and unforgettable story from a Kiva partner in Srebrenica, Bosnia about a borrower at Zene za Zene who was brave enough to tell her story to Milena Arciszewski, a Kiva Fellow who served her first placement in Bosnia, another in Kenya and is now here in the Philippines at another partner, Community Economic Ventures, Inc.
When I hear stories like this, first-hand, through pictures, videos or words, my heart just aches. The pain that some people experience in this world is fairly unfathomable. We are all more lucky than we could ever imagine.
I don’t usually say this, but please think about a way to give back today. It doesn’t have to be to Kiva. It doesn’t even have to be money – just be kind to a stranger. Do something nice for someone. We need to find more ways to be kind to each other.
Of course…if you wanted to make a loan on Kiva, go ahead. It’s super easy to do you know.