Sharon FeingoldEver heard the saying that a little goes a long way?

New York-based voice talent Sharon Feingold has started “Voice Artists & Friends,” a group formed via the KIVA website that allows you to make microloans to others in need to help them grow their businesses.
Founded on July 31, 2009 the group already has 9 investors.
Will you join them?

What is Voice Artists & Friends?

Their KIVA website describes Voice Artists & Friends as such:
“We are an international group of actors who focus on the art of voice acting behind the microphone (joined by friends & supporters of our industry). Our business is providing the voice behind commercials, animations/cartoons, radio, industrial narrations, tv shows, phone systems, and more.”

Recently, the group received some nice attention from my friend Erik Sheppard of Voice Talent Productions on his blog.

Here’s a quote from Sharon Feingold, the Team Captain, about why voice talent should get involved and how Voice Artists & Friends will make a difference:
“Voiceover people are entrepreneurial in spirit and we are so lucky to have our careers and to have access to plentiful supplies, loans, capital, et cetera. Most people aren’t as lucky. This is a great way to ‘give back’ and to create a team effort uniting VO people across the globe. These are tough economic times, and this is a great no-excuse way to give back without losing any money at all, since the loan is paid back. How cool is it that you know EXACTLY who you are helping, and that 100% of the money you donate is given directly to that person?”

Taking Part

If you’d like to become a member of Voice Artists & Friends and help to invest in other business owners who need your help financially around the world, you can sign up here:
Best wishes,


  1. President Obama just awarded the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to economist and micro financier Mohammed Yunus. Yunus developed the concept of microcredit, and is the founder of Grameen Bank. In 2006, Yunus and the bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
    Sharon is also the founder of Stars at Bedtime, an initiative and association that brings professional voice actors to the bedsides of hospitalized children to read bedtime stories.
    Sharon, thanks for showing us that being in this line of work is not only about making money, but about making a difference!


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