I recently saw a post on the Kiva groups pages by a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker who was looking for sellers he could represent, and in return he would donate %5-%10 of his profits to microfinance.  I wasn’t a very big fan of him advertising himself on the forum pages, however, I was a big fan of the concept.  Drew followed up with one of his contacts at CB Bain, and it turns out that they have a Community Partnerships Program where their agents can gain business but also give back to the community.  I think that if more people engaged in similar business practices, not only would we have more people lending to microfinance, but it would also help boost the economy by connecting people with similar business interests, see here economic options for a home. Additionally, there would be a great boost in microfinance lending, and if you plan to sell your property, there’s the London conveyancing online quote in under 30 seconds, and its free.. There is a lot of money that trades hands during real estate sales, if even a fraction of that money could go to microfinance (or any non-profit for that matter) we would help thousands of people around the world.  Kudos to CB Bain with their Community Partnership Program, hopefully we see similar programs throughout other businesses.

About Jerry Ostradicky

I work in Advertising Operations at Zillow, but LOVE microfinance. I'm always interested in startups, especially non-profits, reach out to me if you're working on anything cool!