Thursday, December 31, 2009

I'm a loaner

One of my New Year's resolutions is to increase our charitable donations, because when we moved to Canada in '06 we canceled some of our regular donations to British charities and I'm ashamed to admit that our charitable giving is still not at the level it was.

So, we have just become Kiva loaners, making microloans to low-income entrepreneurs. I think the Kiva site is a work of genius; you can see the people you are lending to and the loans being made. When a loan is just a few dollars short of being fulfilled, helping to make it up to the full amount is almost irresistible.

No comments: