Just sharing one of my favorite things to do - help people! I'm sure some of you know about Microfinance companies - but for those don't -
Wiki says: More broadly, it is a movement whose object is "a world in which as many poor and near-poor households as possible have permanent access to an appropriate range of high quality financial services, including not just credit but also savings, insurance, and fund transfers." Those who promote microfinance generally believe that such access will help poor people out of poverty. Click here to read more
I've loaned through a company called Kiva.org for a few years now - and I urge more of us to do so!
How does it work? I loan $25 dollars to someone in need - they repay it back over time - and then I get to loan it out again! I love it and it makes me feel good to do it!
Over the last three years - I've loaned to a Fruit and Vegetable Seller in Cambodia, a Tailor in Peru, a Taxicab driver in Vietnam, a Used Clothing Retailer in Mexico - the list goes on. The great thing is - you can reloan this $25 as many times as you like!
You can also make groups (a great opportunity to Real Estate brokerages to get their agents together - build some company moral!)
Enjoy the video!! And let's get loaning!!