I absolutely LOVE the idea of micro loans since I’ve heard about Kiva a few years ago. I like the idea because it is more involved rather than just simply giving handouts. It feels more dignified: I’m not just another wallet and they are not just another person in an unfortunate situation who needs help. I heard Jessica Jackley TED Talks and I’m hooked and totally inspired. What she said is pretty much sums up what I think, feel and truly believe.
“Believing in each other… that each one of us can do amazing things in the world… that can continue perpetuate hope… and THAT will change the world and can make the world tomorrow better than today.” – Jessica Jackley
Which is great! It is a total affirmation to what I’ve been doing lately. I have been having great opportunities to work with amazing people from non-profit The GreaterContribution.org doing the little stuff that I know about graphic, marketing and administration. This little non-profit-that-could is so amazing! They provide micro loans for women in Africa who needs little capital just to get over that hump to start a tiny business in order to provide a better life for their families. So here is the latest stuff we are doing. For this Valentine’s Day you can donate in behalf of loved ones to show them how much you care… not just about them but also about others on the other side of the world – who actually need it. Whatever you end up doing this Valentine’s day, I wish you an awesome Valentine’s day!