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    Charity Ad

    This assignment required me to create an ad for a charity, made up or real, to encourage someone to donate. I chose the non-profit, Kiva. Kiva isn’t a charity in the traditional way. Kiva is a microloan lending nonprofit that allows someone to loan any amount of money to someone anywhere in the world. The people requesting loans on Kiva are typically doing so to start a business, help make their current business grow, buy more resources for their farm, etc. Kiva is exceptionally awesome because it directly empowers people in developing countries. I loaned $25 to a woman in Nigeria who wanted money to buy new farming tools and seeds for her garden so she could feed her children and sell her surplus at a market! The great thing about Kiva is that it is a loan program, not a grant. People are held accountable to repay their loans and there is incredible repayment rate. Once your loan is repaid, you are given the option to loan some or all of it back out to someone else on the website in need, rather than transferring the money back into your own account. To make the poster, I again used Canva. I searched for a rural village image since I think Kiva is most beneficial to people living in rural, developing regions of the world. I then used the text setting to add the name Kiva and the company’s slogan. If you’re thinking of donating your tax returns this year, I definitely suggest looking into Kiva!

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