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Thursday, December 27, 2007


FRONTLINE World did an intersting segment on micro-lending this Christmas, and featured a San Francisco company called Kiva. So I figured I'd join up, and am currently sponsoring four little industries around the globe.

Now we all have given to charities from time to time, and I think that's great (better even). But micro-finance is different, and worth exploring, since the lender gets that money back again (presuming all goes well for the business). operates through PayPal, so donations are super easy and secure. And you get to know the individual you are funding. Lending amounts are limited to $25.00, and (at least as far as I can tell) there's no interest gained. Suits me! What else would I be doing with an extra $25 in my checking account that's gaining exactly the same interest amount?

So click on the banner above, or go to Take a look see and try it out.

And now hopefully, I'm back to blogging on a regular basis.