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Here's a plug for my favorite charity making a huge difference online called
Kiva.org. The gist of it is that you lend money in increments of $25 to
entrepreneurs in developing countries; they repay the money on a monthly basis and you receive 100% of your
money back in the end. What's so great about this is that you're helping people pull themselves out of poverty in
a sustainable way. Once they're out, they can help their family, friends, and neighbors do the same thing, and
you can take your money and reloan it to the next person in need of help.
The general concept is called microfinance and was pioneered by Nobel Peace Prize winner
Muhammad Yunus from Bangladesh. I've been an active member on
Kiva since 2006 and think it's a great charity / endeavor. I've recently started a group on Kiva called
Cheeseheads For Change where friends, Packer fans,
and other Wisconsinites can join forces. If you have any questions let me or and I'd be glad to answer them.