Giveaway: World Vision $25 Micro Loan Gift Card

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Today is Thanksgiving & it’s a special day that we all set aside time to think about the blessings we’ve been given & all that we have to be thankful for today & all thru the year.  I know for me, it’s a time when I really examine my life & realize how much God has given me &  the fact that there are so many people around the world who are struggling to keep a roof over their children’s heads, provide a nourishing meal for their family &  keep their families healthy in the desperate circumstances they are facing.  So, I thought this was an appropriate day to host a special giveaway, one in which you can have the chance to give back to a family or individual who’s struggling  in another part of the world!  This is a chance to make a difference in someone’s life this holiday season!

World Vision has been providing small loans to individuals thru their VisionFund International since 1993. Their goal is to help individuals in these developing countries be able to start up or fund their own business so they can support their families & in turn support their communities.  As the business grows, the small business owner would  then pay the loan back in full & 100% of these funds are then reinvested back into that same community to support another small business owner.  They have found that there is over a 98% re-payal rate by the business owners & often within a year of receiving full funding for the loan.

World Vision now has a new microlending site, worldvisionmicro.org, where you can visit online & choose an individual who’s applied for a small business loan & help fund their loan in order to help them start up a business to be able to provide for their family.  When you help fund a loan, you will get updates on the status of that entrepreneur’s business & the impact of the loan as well as repayment updates.   When you go on to the World Vision Micro Loan site – you will have the opportunity to choose the entrepreneur you want to support by choosing the type of business, gender – man or woman, the size of the loan they are asking for (you can contribute as much or as little as you can towards that loan), and the country (Mexico, Phillipines & Rwanda).   You will then receive regular updates from World Vision on the impact that your loan is making in the life of this entrepreneur!

Gift Idea: World Vision Micro Loan Gift Card Program

World Vision is offering gift cards for their Micro Loan program which you can buy to give to someone as a special gift this holiday season (see the picture above to see what it looks like).  This would make a very meaningful gift for someone this holiday season – it gives them the opportunity to give back & help an individual in a developing country provide for their family.  This might make a great group gift you could give to your child’s teacher, your boss at work, or give to family or friends.

Giveaway:  $25 Gift Card to World Vision’s Micro Loan Site

World Vision has offered a $25 Gift Card to their Micro Loan site to one Thrifty NW Mom reader.  You will be sent this gift card by mail & then can give this as a gift this Christmas to someone who would appreciate this meaningful gift. Or keep the gift card yourself, so you can try out this program & pick an entrepreneur you would like to help fund a small business loan so they  can support their family.

This giveaway will end on Monday November 29th at 9pm pst.

The winner will be drawn using Random.org and the winner will have 48 hours to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway.

Here’s how to enter this giveaway::

1st Entry (required entry): First, head over to World Vision’s Micro Loan site & enter your email address to be entered to win the $25 gift card. Then leave a comment here on this blog post letting me know you did that– simple as that!


Disclosure: I was given a $25 World Vision gift card as part of this  review.  A  $25 World Vision gift card also will be given to  a winner randomly chosen.  All opinions are 100% mine. See my disclosure statement for more details.

51 Comments

  1. I love World Vision and that they are teaching people to learn to fish rather giving them the fish. I wish this were the case with a lot of other organization. The kits that they offer are a fabulous gift idea for those people that have everything – a small donation in that person’s name goes a very long way to help other in need. Everyone that I’ve given them to has been incredibly moved. Thank you for drawing attention to this wonderful organization.

  2. such an awesome giveaway!!! my sister in law has done several mission trips to africa and i know she would do amazing things with this giftcard too! thank you for all that you do! :)

  3. Thanks so much – entered on the WV website. I LOVE World Vision. Ran my first ever 1/2 marathon this past June to raise money for clean water in Africia for World Vision.

  4. What a great idea! I entered! I have studied micro-lending pretty extensively since my minor is in human rights, and it is one of th ebest ways to change an empoverished community!

  5. I didn’t enter b/c I work there, but wanted to stop in and say thank you for spreading the word about Micro Loans through World Vision! Congratulations to the winner!

  6. What a great way to get the word out about this wonderful program. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! (I entered my e-mail address on the site)

  7. This is one of the coolest giveaways I’ve seen! I love WV and think that their programs are amazing. We just recently sponsored a child through WV. We are excited to help in any small way we can. Thanks so much for this opportunity!

  8. I just got back from visiting Swaziland with World Vision. What amazing work they do! Thank you so much for drawing attention to such a worthy organization.
    Shana

  9. oops – and I entered my info on the WV website – forgot to include that – still a little jet lagged!

  10. I entered. This would be a great gift for my 3 daughters. What a wonderful way to teach them the value of hard work and helping others!

  11. Im so glad for the reminder. I entered for the giftcard and was reminiscing about the hats and mittens I gave as gifts…they were well loved on both continents. Thanku thriftymom!

  12. So cool! I entered at their site and this is something I am doing whether I win it or not! What a great way to create awareness!

  13. I entered. What a great thing. Prayers to all those entrepreneurs, may they get the loans they need to help their families!!

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