Have you heard about the micro loan phenomenon? It’s a way to help people one at a time instead of just passing the buck (literally) to a government or other bureaucracy. Believe me, I studied bureaucracy in grad school. Don’t care if it’s government, non-governmental organization (NGO), church or large company-it’s all the same.
So taking the the cue from Leo at Zen Habits, I’ve joined his group at Kiva and made my first micro loan to a woman in the Phillipines. Check it out and see if it’s something you can do to make a difference. I’ve linked to the Zen Habits site and you can go from there.
And, thanks much if you decide to join in.