This post was submitted by contributor, Paige Davis.
Maroon 5 has jumped on the Kiva.org bandwagon in supporting this amazing organization at a recent fundraiser in LA. Kiva.org is an organization that allows you to make direct small loans to people all around the world who need help. There is no “middle-man” so all the money you loan goes directly to the people you choose. The event was organized by screenwriter Gene Hong and hosted by former head of ABC, Jamie Terses. Actors Ryan Reynolds and Jeremey Sisto also came to share the Kiva love at the Casino Night fundraiser.
Following the inspiration and leadership of Muhammed Yunus who recently won the Nobel Peace Prize for developing the concept of micro-credit and founder of Grameen Bank, Kiva.org is providing tangible personal steps to empower others in developing countries.