Join Team Meh. and help people around the World. (Unofficial)
I do not know how many people have heard of Kiva.org. It is a great organization I have been participating in for a few years. It really is a great cause.
They are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
You are loaning money, not donating it. They have a 99% repayment rate, and all of my loans to date have been repaid at 100%. You can pick who you want to make a loan to: particular countries, women, men, types of businesses (even goat farms), etc. When the loan is repaid you can choose to take your money out, or loan it again (yes). The great thing about being on a team is that you can see what loans other team members are making. Help them finance a particular loan or decide as a team who to help.
I have started Team Meh. to which you can become a part here: http://www.kiva.org/invitedto/Meh/by/mark16507974
Learn more about Kiva here: http://www.kiva.org/home
"give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime"
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