Monday, July 18, 2005

Make a microloan.

At this writing, a Google search for "microloans" shows a So what can I do? post as the third hit. Dozens of people have done just that search and hopefully found the information they need to make or apply for microcredit. But what if you don't have the cash to make a donation to a microlender? Well, thanks to you can still contribute. And all you have to do is click.

Each free click at adds 25 cents to their microcredit fund. It may not sound like much, but it adds up quickly. As little as $19 can help a person start an income-generating business that will improve the lives of the entrepreneur and her family. If just you and ten of your friends click every day for a week you all will have donated that and more. How much easier can it be to make a difference? So click today.

Loans are made to individuals all over the world through partnerships with Opportunity International, the Calvert Foundation, and Grameen Foundation. What better time to start donating than in this, the International Year of Microcredit. By clicking regularly and spreading the word, you will indeed make a microloan(s) and change someone's life for the better. Click now.

"If I could be useful to another human being, even for a day, that would be a great thing. It would be greater than all the big thoughts I could have at the university." - Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank


Karama said...

For several more ways to make click-based free donations, see the May 31st post.

Karama said...

"What is microcredit?"

Click here for a definition and discussion of microcredit.

Karama said...

Congratulations and best wishes to Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank for winning the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize! Keep up the great work!

Government-Grants with Micro Loans said...

Youth Service America Venture Program Offers Micro-Grants for Young People to Start Social Ventures; Deadline is August 13, 2007

The Youth Service America-Youth Venture Program, a joint partnership between Youth Service America and Youth Venture, Inc., is now accepting applications from young people across the United States who are interested in starting their own sustainable social ventures.

Examples of ventures include a youth center designed to keep youth out of trouble with music and art programs; an anti-peer pressure education campaign; a bike repair shop with a vocational training program; or an assembly program touring inner-city schools that combines music with an anti-drug/violence performances.

Ventures must be youth-led and designed to be a lasting, sustainable asset to the community. YSA Youth Venture teams are required to plan a Global Youth Service Day project every year that their venture is operational.