Let’s Rethink “Charity”

I steadfastly believe throwing money at hunger/poverty is the wrong answer. I do, however, steadfastly believe showering the problem with opportunity, empowerment and a little love is the right answer.

Enter stage right – the power of microloans and the organization, Kiva.

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“We envision a world where all people – even in the most remote areas of the globe – hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others. We believe providing safe, affordable access to capital to those in need helps people create better lives for themselves and their families.”

Check out this short video to see how it works (you may have to click on the post itself to see it):

So let’s rethink charity.  Let’s create independence, not dependence. Start here!

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.”

-Sarah Ban Breathnach

☕ Wednesday ‘perk-me-up’ coffee break video: “When you thought you were done turning up but your song comes on” 

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