a cool thing ya’ll might consider
I’m sure you’ve all heard of microfinance– lending relatively small amounts that can make a big difference to entrepreneurial underdogs. But did you know that you, too, can be a microfinancier? Oh yes. Kiva is the site I just joined (after prodding from Josh), and I finally lent $25 to some pretty cool ladies in Bolivia, Peru, and Lebanon who support themselves by weaving, running a bakery, and running a grocery store, respectively.
It’s an easy way to help out fellow humans, and you get your money back after the life of the loan so you can keep lending it out! Isn’t finance grand?