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Hillary Clinton appears ready to accept President-Elect Barack Obama’s offer to be US Secretary of State in his Administration once he takes office on January 20th, 2009.

By giving up her New York Senate seat where she has carved out a respected position, she will become the face of US diplomacy overseas and the third female secretary of state, after Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice.

The prospect of Senator Clinton as secretary of state has been welcomed across the political spectrum, even if there remains some concern over the uniting of two bold and former rivals.

So, from a property perspective, the Clinton’s 6,478 sq ft property on Whitehaven Street in North-West Washington DC will become very useful (below).

The Clinton’s also live in a 5,232 sq ft residence, with five bedroom’s and 4 bathrooms in Chappaqua, New York.

(images from Microsoft Virtual Earth)

Simon Turner

FYI: See related articles on Homes of the Rich & Famous; Luxury Homes; and Barack Obama

When Marquette Turner Luxury Homes began, we were determined that we would regularly donate and lend a significant amount of our revenue to organizations and individuals worldwide.

As a company with a substantial focus in real estate, we deal with transactions involving people’s homes. In the simplest manner, our philanthropic efforts are subsequently focused in assisting and encouraging people in developing nations to nurture their “home“.

Loans That Change Lives

We whole heartedly endorse the work of the organization Kiva, which allows loans to be made to microfinance institutions who help build sustainable businesses that provide income to feed, clothe, house and educate someone in the developing world who needs a loan for their business – like raising goats, selling vegetables at market or making bricks.

Each loan has a picture of the entrepreneur, a description of their business and how they plan to use the loan so you know exactly how your money is being spent – and you get updates letting you know how the entrepreneur is going.

This month we have made loans to the following entrepreneurs: Sok Sareth in Cambodia, Pham Thi Chu in Vietnam, Zulhiya Sadieva in Tajikistan, Sevinj Alekberova in Azerbaijan, Wendy Yamileth Solis Lopez in Nicaragua, and Attiogbe Dokou in Togo, all of whose businesses can be read about on the Kiva website, along with many, many other worthwhile beneficiaries.

It’s finally easy to actually do something about poverty – using Kiva we have every confidence that we’re helping people build sustainable businesses long after our loans are paid back.

Our philanthropy is by no means a cynical strategy to try and earn business, hence our hesitancy in marketing our efforts. What we believe important, however, is to raise awareness of the causes that we are moved by, in the hope that the circumstances of others less fortunate is never far from people’s minds.

Please join us in changing the world – one loan at a time. Learn more about Kiva.

Simon Turner

Watch Bill Clinton’s endorsement of Kiva, as part of the efforts of the Clinton Foundation.  You can also read our press release or go straight to the Kiva Organisation’s website.

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