a priest's musings on the journey

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Perspectives: DIY Microlending: An Innovative Way to accomplish the MDG's to End Poverty

Nicholas Kristof has posted a video report on the NY Times website of an innovative way for ordinary people to make a difference in the lives of the poor in the world by lending as little as $25 to poor entrepenuers thoroughout the world. You can go here to watch the news report. You may also go to kiva.org to find out ways to make a difference. If you'd rather just make a small gift, check out globalgiving.com

You can find a catologue there of different project themes (AIDS, Climate Change, Economic Development, Education, Human Rights, etc)throughout the world that need your financial aid. You can browse thr catalogue and decide which projects you would like to help.

Take a few minutes and check these sites out. Who doesn't have $25 they can lend a woman in the third world so she can escape the grips of poverty? If each of us do little things, we can eradicate poverty.
:: posted by Padre Rob+, 6:04 PM


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