There are many reasons I want you to know about Kiva.org. First of all it is an amazing website where your family can offer loans to small-business owners overseas who are in poverty. It is a great way for you and your teenager to work together to make a difference in a life across the world.
That is actually how Kiva.org got started. A mother and father invested in their daughter Jessica Jackley when she was a teenager. When I first heard Jessica Jackley, the co-founder of Kiva.org, it was at the Catalyst Conference. I had heard she had appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show and her micro finance website was changing the world, but I was most excited to hear about her father.
Jessica shared in the interview that when she was a teenager her father and her would have a yearly “summit” where he would help her write out her dreams, set goals, and create a theme for the year. It was during these times with her Dad that Jessica learned to dream and developed a passion for fighting injustice.
Take a look at the video above and start planning a “summit” with your teenager where you can help them channel their passions, dream, set goals, and make a difference in the world around them.