Now here is something that you can scream far and wide to all your friends and they will love you for it. Not only are you helping a great cause, you end up getting paid $25 to do it for about 5 minutes work. How can you beat something like that?
If you haven’t done so already and you live in the US, you can get a free $25 Kiva gift certificate (the $25 will eventually become yours to do with as you want, so you are actually getting paid $25 to do good) to make a microloan of your own to any entrepreneur on the Kiva site.
Think MTV and Kiva have teamed up to make this special offer. You need to do the following steps to qualify:
1. Create a Think.mtv.com account (it takes less than 5 minutes)
2. Once you have created and confirmed your account, go to Kiva’s profile
3. Click the green “Support this Organization” button in the top left hand box on the page. If you scroll down, you can also learn a little more about this offer.
4. Wait. You will receive a message in your Think MTV Inbox (not your email, so don’t forget)
within 1-3 business days in about a week (confirmed that this offer is still valid). The email will contain the $25 Kiva certificate and explain how to redeem it to give a loan to the entrepreneur of your choice.
5. Comment here. Let us know that you received the certificate and who you made a loan to in the comments so we can add another 10 cents to fund a microloan.
Once you make the microloan, it will be paid back over the period of time indicated on the loan (usually between 4 and 18 months). Once it has been paid back you can decide whether to keep the $25 and move it to your bank account or reloan it to another Kiva entrepreneur.
If you enjoyed this post and would like to learn about other ways you can help others without spending a lot of time or money of your own, please consider signing up for free updates which will add another 25 cents toward a microloan. Thank you to all that have told friends or family and I hope that you will continue to do so. It’s greatly appreciated.
**Special thanks to Ron who pointed out this offer in the comments**
26 thoughts on “Get Paid $25 To Do Good”
One of the few times when I feel I’d want to be in the US…
I am signed up and waiting for the message from them about the loan. I have to say that coming to this website was one of the best things I ever did for myself. I am unemployed so normally I don’t think I can help others but this site helped me find out I still can help out. Thanks alot for creating this site.
I signed up for Think MTV over the weekend, can’t wait to hear back from them. I also submitted this post to StumbleUpon, hope it helps to bring in more visitors. 🙂
I too am waiting for the how to link. What happened to you RSS feeds (shows 0)
Wonderful opportunity to do good in the world! I can’t wait to receive my certificate and choose a loan recipient. Thank you for letting us know about this.
What happened to you RSS feeds (shows 0)
Having some issues with getting the rss feed number to work correctly with the amount – working on getting that fixed.
Any luck yet with the response?
Any luck yet with the response?
I’ve been waiting too.
Seems they have a lame or malfunctioning web site.
Or — just another case of big hat, no cattle.
Hey, it worked for me. Just got a notice sent to my email reporting the message at my Think MTV inbox. Already made it over to Kiva and the gift certificate code worked giving me a $25 credit to loan! Thank you so much from a Hello Kitty Hell reader.
Now, I didn’t find a Free Microloan team to credit this to when I loan it out but there is a small and unofficial Sanrio fans team. I could join that one to spread Hello Kitty love in your honor but I’d be happy to credit this to an alternate team of your choice instead.
Just got it! It took six days from when I signed up.
I’ve been using Kiva for a long time now. I’ve been paid back every time so far. It’s a great program.
Got my notice. Made my loan!
Got my notification from MTV on the 27th, but was sick, so didn’t get the chance to follow up until now. I just used the gift certificate to make a loan, and it was so easy.
I made my loan to Chiv Savary in Cambodia. This family makes their money by charging batteries for people in their community and they were looking for a loan to buy a new generator. This is SUCH an awesome thing to do, I can’t wait till I can afford to really put some of my own money into there and make some more loans!! Thanks so much!!!
Thanks for all the information, I too am a student, so am not earning any money at the moment, but its a great feeling that i can help just by clicking a button once a day. thank you !
Got my note, made the loan 🙂
I received my emailed certificate today. I made my loan to the “TO GROW GROUP” located in Peru.
I’ve just signed up, having meant to do so weeks ago. We’ll see if anything comes of it.
Thanks for pointing us in this direction. It’s always nice to hear about easy things we can do to help others.
I signed up for this on Feb 9, as mentioned above, and I’m still waiting for something to show up in my MTV inbox. Hmph.
The promotion has passed, according to Kiva’s blog post on think.mtv.com
Do you know if this is still active? It is a great idea.
I don’t believe it is active any longer