Thursday, August 14, 2008

I wanted to let you know about Kiva (, a non-profit that allows you to lend as little as $25 to a specific low-income entrepreneur in the developing world.

You choose who to lend to - whether a baker in Afghanistan, a goat herder in Uganda, a farmer in Peru, a restaurateur in Cambodia, or a tailor in Iraq - and as they repay their loan, you get your money back. It’s a powerful and sustainable way to empower someone right now to lift themselves out of poverty.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

First off, welcome back to blog-world. :) That is an AWESOME link! I'm going to have to join. Looks like it might be a great place to give gifts from too. I'm also a fan of Heifer International ( similar lines but you don't get money back.

I've been meaning to write--where are you guys headed next? When do you leave Oki? Hope you're still having fun in the far East!