For those who do not know, Kiva, the online microlending website, gave me my first shot at trying to improve the lives of the poor. When I joined the Kiva Fellows program, I was placed with Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, a micofinance institution in the Philippines. I loved it there, and loved the work. I began to write a blog about microfinance in Southeast Asia, which expanded in scope as my interests broadened to agriculture, energy, education, and economic development. Ultimately, that blog became this blog in its present incarnation.
Upon my graduation from the Kiva Fellows program, I was given a certificate, on which I spilled coffee, and a t-shirt. For 6 months, it was my favorite t-shirt. Then I lost it in Cambodia and was devastated.
But, now, if you click the link below and sign up for Kiva you get a FREE $25 to lend, and, if 5 people sign up, I get a free T-shirt. Please, for the love of God, do it. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about that shirt.
Click this link to sign up: