I am a Kiva lender. I circulate about 400-500 dollars, lend it, and lend it again. $25 a clip.
Kiva has been looking for find an angle to have more people be inspired to lend money.
After I lent another $25 from my seed money (I haven’t added any new money to Kiva for years now!) a video popped up.
In it an Indian woman shares that her fields were mortgaged and it was near impossible for her to make a living. Then she got a Kiva loan, got herself cows.
The cows give her five liters of milk a day she can sell.
This allows her to make a good living, and she has paid off the mortgage on her lands.
I started to cry.
Why? When I cry I rarely can tell why I am crying, the squeezing painful emotions don’t tell me what is going on…
So I watched it again… and no, I am not masochistic, I wanted to know.
And what I got is priceless, and what I have been teaching my more fortunate students for years: learning is investment. And when you do something, it creates the seed level of another act and another…
It builds on each other, like this Indian woman’s five liters of milk… For those of you that don’t know: that is five quarts… Which, in the USA is less than $10. And she is willing and able to build a good life with it.
So what are you doing with your riches?
I have clients in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. They are very close…
But my clients from Singapore are happy… Why? I don’t know yet.
I do have a hunch: Singapore people smile a lot. They come to you with a smile. NOT FAKE smile, real smile, wide and toothy. Especially the women. And children.
That is what may be the biggest difference… when you bring your happiness to life, Life gives happiness back. And people too…
Your soul correction is very specific about your relationship to life…