Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Friday, December 21, 2012

Great Gift Idea

     How 'bout this for a great gift idea?  Give someone a Kiva card so that they can begin making micro loans to hard-working people across the globe.  Let me explain.
     I've written numerous times about the organization Kiva that helps to aggregate small funds from thousands of people to make loans to hard-working people in mostly 3rd world nations.  Through this site, I've already participated in 8 different loans, all of which have either been paid back in full or are paying on time.  Well, Kiva also makes it easy to give others the opportunity to make loans through a Kiva card.  For just $25, you're basically donating money for your gift recipient to use to make a Kiva loan.  In this way, others can start making loans and experiencing the amazing impact virtually all of us can have.
     This evening I purchased two such cards to be delivered as gifts.  I was even able to have the cards e-mailed to arrive on Xmas day.  There aren't many better gift ideas than that!

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