I just received an email that my Kiva 4 month old loans to small businesses around the world are being repaid! I can’t tell you how inspiring it is to see how such a small donation can make a big difference to an independent worker in a less fortunate country. My father gave each member of our family a gift certificate to this non-profit loan service for Christmas and we all chose how to disperse the money. Put $25 towards helping a woman get her textile business off the ground in Benin? Or send aid to a farmer looking to procure seeds in Guatamala? Let the giftee choose. And the best part is as the loans are repaid, the money can be lent out again!
Kiva Gift Certificates, from $25.