Wednesday, March 10, 2010

400th Post Give-Away!

I can't believe this is my 400th post! I'll continue with my tradition of celebrating each hundreth post by offering a give-away of a $50 gift certificate to Kiva. Kiva is an organization that allows "regular" people (i.e., not bankers, loan sharks or big-shot businessmen) to pool their money and make small loans to small business people in third world countries. I've helped make several loans to seamstresses and tailors in Central and South America, Africa and Asia - lending them money to help them build their businesses by buying sewing machines and/or materials such as fabric, thread, etc.

The winner of this give-away can go to the Kiva website and choose a loan to put her gift certificate towards. Then, when the loan is repaid, she can either leave it in the Kiva system and support another loan, OR pull it out and buy something special for her own sewing room!

If you would like to enter the drawing, just leave a comment with your name. The give-away will be open for one week and I'll announce the winner in next Wednesday's post. Good luck to everyone!

Oh, speaking of give-aways, I'm going to have another one very soon, to celebrate my blog's 2nd anniversary! So, stay-tuned... :)

13 comments:

Christine said...

What a great giveaway! I think Kiva is a wonderful organization.

Becky said...

I love that this sort of thing is your giveaway of choice. :)

Cole's Corner said...

How cool to do this as your giva-a-way!

Christine said...

Congratulations on 400 posts! My how time flies when you're blogging about sewing. :)

Rose said...

What a wonderful way to pay it forward! Congratulations on your successful blog--Here's to another 400 posts.

Rose in SV

Shirley said...

Congratulations. What a thoughtful giveaway.

Lori said...

Happy 400th post and what a nice give-a-way.

patsijean said...

Kiva is a wonderful organization. I too contribute to loans through Kiva. I always choose women who are working to support their families.

Faye Lewis said...

Wow, 400 posts in less than two years is amazing. I can't believe it's been almost a year since I won your Kiva give away. My loan made to a dressmaker in Africa is pretty close to being paid off. Contrats on all your posts.

Aminat said...

Congratulations.. I won the 300th giveaway. What a wonderful thing you are doing, you are such an inspiration

sewducky said...

I love your contests!

Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

What a great organization! Congrats on your 400th post!

Joyce in NC said...

I participate with Kiva and I'd love to win the giveaway.