San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 21, 2009
Unitedprosperity.org recently launched its gift certificate offering in time for the holiday season. These gift certificates allow individuals to invite their friends and loved ones to join a movement to combat extreme poverty. UnitedProsperity.org gift certificates start at only $5 but have the capacity to improve the lives of many aspiring poor entrepreneurs living in developing countries. These gift certificates are not donations but micro-loan guarantees that are paid back upon loan repayment.
Gift that creates connections
In a very simple to use interface and easily understood process with a few clicks, UnitedProsperity.org gift certificates can be purchased either with a PayPal account or a credit card. These gift certificates are sent to recipients via email who can redeem them and use the funds to guarantee loans to poor entrepreneurs or even donate funds to UnitedProsperity.org.
The gift certificate recipients can browse through the profiles of entrepreneurs looking for funding and select an entrepreneur that they would like to support. Not only does the gift certificate extend the connection between friends and family it also creates new connections between the gift certificate recipient and entrepreneur. One gift therefore creates more than one emotional connection and changes the life of someone living in extreme poverty.
Gift that allows poor entrepreneurs to improve their lives
Gift certificate recipients can change the lives of people like Farida Begam who recently applied for her microloan as a hardworking mother stitching school uniforms for a living. Without a loan, her enterprise required her daughter to work with her at home. Through UnitedProsperity.org and the generosity of individual guarantors, Farida was given a microloan that covered the cost of two new sewing machines and new hires that could help her with her work. Because of the increased income, she is now able to send her daughter to school. Like many of our other entrepreneurs, she hopes to apply for a larger loan after finishing repaying this one so she can expand her business even more.
Using an innovative ‘microloan guarantee’, non-profit UnitedProsperity.org revolutionizes giving to developing world entrepreneurs by enabling individual microlenders to nearly double the impact of their small contributions to fund the poorest entrepreneurs in the world. UnitedProsperity.org is the world’s first microloan guaranteeing website.
The mission of UnitedProsperity.org is to combat extreme global poverty by enabling entrepreneurs living in extreme poverty to access microloans so that these individuals and their families can invest in, and build their own small businesses, build assets and increase their income-earning capacity. UnitedProsperity.org supports entrepreneurs, mostly women, who are in extreme poverty, living on less than US $2/day.
UnitedProsperity.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization registered in the State of California, USA. Federal Tax ID #26-2417418. For more details please visit http://www.unitedprosperity.org