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There's 365 Days in the Season of Giving

Thanks to silona post about Ten Things that Will Change Your Future", I've now become a peer to peer lender for a group of women in Peru! Be sure to bookmark this great site - Kiva, which lets folks connect with and loan money to unique small businesses in the developing world..

And since I've been meaning to support Heifer International for years (thanks to dearly missed Anita Roddick), I've bought a gift of a flock of chicks! Or should I say, me and my dad since I'm using some of my Christmas money that he gave me. :)


Jan. 5th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
thanks for pointing out Kivia. we are peer-to-peer lenders now, too.

microlending is very neat stuff! part of my workday is spent helping an NPO that gives small loans, in conjunction with the grameen bank trust, to women with small businesses in developing countries. every month or so we visit the people that we are helping. it's really amazing to hear their stories. i'm hoping to spend a month in south america around early '09