Blog Giveaway: $200 in Kiva Gift Cards!

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You’re the best blog readers in the world!  To thank you, this week we’re giving away $200 in Kiva gift cards!

Blog Giveaway 200 In Kiva Gift Cards

You Could Win the Opportunity to Help Change Someone’s Life With a Kiva Gift Card!

Kiva is a non-profit organization that help folks who don’t have access to traditional banking systems obtain micro-loans.  100% of the funds you loan on Kiva go directly to the borrower.  And with almost $600 million in loans to date, Kiva still has a ~99% repayment rate.

If you win, you can use your Kiva gift card to help someone go to school, purchase a home, or start a new business.

Not only is this a great cause that helps to empower people around the world, but you can also use Kiva loans to meet minimum spending requirements on credit cards and earn some miles & points while you’re at it!

How to Enter:

1.   Leave a Comment 

Please leave ONE comment telling me about your favorite charitable cause.

I’ll pick 1 commenter who will win a $100 Kiva gift card after the drawing closes at 9:00 pm Central Time on Saturday, August 30, 2014 (today).

2.   Tweet

Follow Million Mile Secrets on twitter, and tweet ONCE to @MilMileSecrets and tell me about your favorite charitable cause.  You have to follow @MilMileSecrets to be eligible.

Don’t forget to include the hashtag “MMSWinKivaGC”

I’ll pick 1 tweeter who will win another $100 Kiva gift card after the drawing closes at 9:00 pm Central Time on SaturdayAugust 30, 2014 (today).

Good luck!

Fine Print:  The largest value of this giveaway is $200!  I make the final decision for this contest and there’s no appeal.  I’m not getting anything from Kiva and I’m giving away $200 in gift cards, so don’t make this difficult for me!

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84 responses to “Blog Giveaway: $200 in Kiva Gift Cards!

  1. Love Kiva since I can help someone, use my point-earning credit card, & also get paid back down the road.

  2. Operation Smile changes continues to change the lives of underprivileged people around the world…an amazing organization…

  3. Martin Reyes-Duran

    KIVA ROCKS!!! I do not have a favorite charity, BUT my goal is to lend to primarily women in ALL participating countries. I have done 38 countries so far and 98% women. Strong hard working women impacted my life positively and I want to pass it forward!!!! Your Kiva gift card will allow me to impact 4 more countries and women or women groups. Thank you for your blog.. Martin

  4. I love Compassion international because it tends to the physical and spiritual needs of third world countries.

  5. I feel a real sense of making a difference through my Kiva micro loans to small farms near the city I live in.

  6. I did not know of Kiva – what a great concept. I love serving for the South Side Mission in my hometown. It started as a food pantry and then morphed and added a camp for underprivileged kids, a soup kitchen, clothes and supplies (including medical) for families, a safe haven for abused females, a Thanksgiving meal delivery service and even a culinary school where graduates are prepared for hire by restaurants in the local area. I am selling them way short and could discuss them all day.

  7. I’ve been making KIVA loans for several years, after hearing about this great organization through FT . It’s a good feeling knowing that I can do a little bit to help people who are trying to improve their lives, and I’ve yet to be disappointed by the recipients of these mini-loans!

  8. Heavenlyjane

    I like supporting tuition funding projects within Kiva..

  9. Been looking to try out kiva but havent taken the plunge yet. Great idea and will try soon!

  10. Thanks for your useful blog! My favorite charitable cause is World Vision which helps children in need around the world. On Kiva I also prefer to support entrepreneurial women in Asia!

  11. I used to lend through Kiva a few years ago. This GC would be a way for me to get back into it.

  12. Kiva is one of the easiest and best ways to make a difference.

  13. I like funding small business projects to make people self sufficient.

  14. Tuition funding….

  15. US based: Red Door Animal Shelter, a Chicago no-kill animal shelter for rabbits, cats, dogs, and whomever needs help. (They often have ducks, chickens, etc.). They run on a shoestring budget and do great work educating people about not buying rabbits as Easter gifts, etc. in addition to caring for and finding homes for the animals.
    International: The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi. (They do have a US friends organization so you can make tax-deductible contributions.). Amazing work saving and caring for elephants (usually orphaned due to poaching) and helping them get to the point that they can live in herds of wild elephants.

  16. Various projects through Kiva.

  17. favorite charitable cause is to help those who doesn’t have access to drinkable water, a basic need to survive.

  18. I have been making Kiva loans for years now. Feels good to help people.

    My favorite charity at present is our local Hospice because of the loving care they gave my mother from January until her passing in May.

  19. Cheris Lifford

    What a great idea. Thanks for spreading the word.

  20. My favorite charitable cause is the Red Cross. They do so much good in so many countries. Thanks for asking your readers to comment about this.

  21. Jessie Marquardt

    I have been supporting Blood:Water Mission for several years. There main focus is getting clean water to African communities as a way of addressing basic needs and the AIDs crisis.

  22. My favorite cause to donate with are for programs that address youth homelessness in the USA. These kids are a critical point in their lives and often lack support of any programs to kickstart their lives to a brighter future in learning life and job skills.

  23. I enjoy working with Stop Hunger Now, which is a volunteer-based program that coordinates the streamlined packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, flavoring, and 21 essential vitamins and minerals.

  24. ALS research. I supported it before the whole “ice bucket” thing (which has been a boon!)

  25. I support American entreprenuers on Kiva Zip!

  26. My church (this is not a canned answer). I really believe in the work that we are doing.

  27. My favorite charity is St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

  28. GetToThePoints

    We support our local Girls Home (orphanage) which is run by the Georgia Sheriffs association. They maintain both boys and girls homes throughout the state and do an excellent job. This is a cause I would encourage everyone to seek out in their local area. These kids need a stable base if they stand half a chance of making it. It gives you a very very good feeling to see what a difference you can really make in someones life.

  29. islandgoddess

    Aloha! There are so many great causes. Favorites: working with locals in SE Asia to get drinking water to villages. Here at home volunteering each week at Loaves and Fishes food pantry handing out food to those in need. Also the Red Cross is always ready to help for hurricanes, floods, fires. Finally, Habitat for Humanity is building homes with and for Hawaiians who have never been able to be homeowners before. And then of course Kiva…

  30. Programs that support cancer prevention research, and those that fight children poverty in more than one country.

  31. Bryan Schmiedeler

    Honestly, I think Kiva is. I have slowly grown my Kiva account over the years, making more loans when they are paid back. If I am a little short I just top off the amount. It is for a *really* good cause and you know what – I have never ever had one default!

  32. A ministry my son, Nic, started in Recife, Brazil, Shores of Grace. They rescue children from trafficking, help women leave prostitution, minister in the sertao (desert), etc. they have one rescue home with 10 young girls, a home with four women, have dug one well and hope to open a business to employ more women who want to leave the streets. My oldest son also works for Shores in the local favela (slum). I’m a proud mama!

  33. I believe the greatest cause is the orphanage in Thailand . ( chiang Mai) for children .This charity brings all the children that lost their parents from the tsunami , and provide shelter , food , and education .it takes so much for me not to want to take one or all of the children and bring them with me to the USA .

  34. Give Directly is a great charity that simply sends money to people in Kenya and Uganda. Overhead costs are among the lowest and they have great success.

  35. Kazu Okumura

    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

  36. Multiple Sclerosis Society.

  37. The Kiva field partners are loan sharks, charging outrageously high rates to people to are desperate and don’t know any better. You should not support them sir.

  38. American Cancer Socity

  39. Heifer Project International – Involves the gifts recipient in sustaining the gift – requires them to help the next guy, and lifts a whole community. When working properly – it’s a perpetual gift!

  40. Rainbow missions that open the eyes for the blind children

  41. I give to the Michael J. Fox foundation, because my grandfather suffered horribly from Parkinson’s for many years before passing away.

  42. I like giving to American Heart Association

  43. I tend to give directly to those in need through Kiva, rather than give to the charity companies.

  44. I tend to give to WWF

  45. i like the wounded warrior project bc it helps those who have served our country in a way that has a meaningful impact on their lives

  46. Doctors without Borders is my favorite charitable cause. They are doing amazing work, both in the US and abroad!

  47. I like the Michael J. Fox fund for Parkinson’s Disease reserch since I suffer from Parkinson’s.

  48. I like the V Foundation for Cancer Research since they do great work and the Valvano family is from my home town on LI. Great family.

  49. Favorite chiaritable organization is world food Programme

  50. My favorite charitable cause is the Alzheimer’s Association. Terrific organization doing great work to rid the world of such a vicious disease.

  51. Habitat for Humanity teaches people basic skills for building a home, both volunteers and recipients. I have met many recipients who continue to volunteer because they appreciate the love and kindness that went into creating their home. I build because I am humbled by the people I meet and the people I can help, even if I’m not very talented… 🙂
    Because of this site, I visited Kiva today for the first time, and funded three loans. I can’t wait to see how well these people do with their loans!

  52. Help suffering children. Check twitter too: MMSWinKivaGC

  53. Kiva is a great organization and I would love to be able to help 8 additional people around the world.

  54. The Humane Society

  55. The people of Burundi have suffered so much horror and injustice from the genocide. I love helping them get back on their feet.

  56. My favorite organization is Jaago. I am of Bangladeshi origin, and Jaago is a foundation that supports children in this third world country to attend school. It is a wonderful foundation.

  57. My favorite causes are generally folks from my own community. House fires, unexpected medical bills. Things of that nature. Potter’s Children’s home in Bowling Green Kentucky would be my favorite steady need cause.

  58. I like a lot of charities including Kiva, Smile Train, and Heifer International, so it is hard to pick just one to be a favorite – but the charity to which I donate the most and for which I also make quilts and kits is Lutheran World Relief – a Charity Navigator 4 star charity.

  59. dotti cahill

    Conquer Cancer Foundation….thanks

  60. I support Feeding America which operates and supports food banks around the country.

  61. Heifer International

  62. I like Heifer International

  63. I like causes that help animals because often don’t have anyone overseeing them.

  64. local food bank

  65. I’m a big fan of KIVA. Currently I donate $500. I’d like the gift cards to increase my lending bank. I do all my lending in Cambodia.

  66. Meir panim. I love donating to soup kitchens as I love food and believe no person should go hungry.

  67. Habitat for Humanity

  68. For me it’s World Vision

  69. My favorite charitable cause is to help unfortunate children in underdeveloped countries who couldn’t go to school.

  70. I think micro-loans (like Kiva) are great!

  71. The red cross is a great organization. I would love to try out Kiva

  72. Favorite charitable cause: to help poor kids to go to school.

  73. Many great ideas floating on Kiva!

  74. My favorite is Salvation Army

  75. Michael j fox foundation

  76. Michael j fox foundation is my favorite

  77. Doctors without Borders is my favourite

  78. The Greyhound Adoption Kennel in N Fort Myers FL. I have a rescue from there and now spend all my spare time there helping out in the winters

  79. habitat for humanity

  80. Dotty Robinson Brown Carriker

    Samaritan’s Purse. After years of filling boxes for Operation Christmas Child, last year we were able to volunteer helping pack the finished shoe boxes to go to children in Central and South America. On Sept. 8, we get to sign up to help out again this December.

  81. Big fan of Medecins Sans Frontières, especially with the work they’re doing and the risks they’re taking in the Ebola hot spots. But we’ve also been supporters of Kiva for the last six years. I think it’s really great that you’re giving a Kiva gift card as a prize. Good for you!

  82. I like making KIVA loans.

  83. My favorite charitable cause are to help animals.

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