I have great news to share! Today I made my 35th microloan at Kiva.org from the proceeds of my microstock portfolio! My goal is to reach 50 microloans by the end of this year. Thank you to everyone who has purchased from my Dreamstime portfolio. You have helped me fund 35 women entrepreneurs located throughout the world, women who want to dig out of poverty and create a better life for their families.Learn more about Kiva.orgRead more at - LaRoach: Microstock Photo Blog continue reading
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I just made my 17th microloan using the profits from the sale of my microstock photography. Through Kiva.org I invest in women entrepreneurs throughout the world. Today's loans will help women in Ghana, Haiti and Chile grow businesses to support themselves and their families.In the spirit of the holiday, consider making a microloan today.Find out more at Kiva.org.Read my blog post: Happy Holidays & More Microloans! continue reading
A year ago I decided to donate whatever funds I made from selling microstock images to women entrepreneurs in third world countries. I do this by lending money through microloans at Kiva.org. Each loan helps a woman who is working hard to fight poverty and support her family by having her own business. The loan is usually low or no interest and is paid back in small increments. After a loan is paid back, I reinvest the money in new loans - thereby, keeping an ongoing flow of loans going from my modest... continue reading
A few moths ago, I decided to change my direction in life. Rather than having the singular reason for creating photographs to be that of earning money, I wanted my images to make a difference in the world. You know - multiply my efforts and make what I do worth something other than a price tag. I've always felt uncomfortable with the equation of Creativty = Bucks. To me, creativity always suffers in the end and dollars will never equal your passion in life.So I came up with an idea - why... continue reading
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