Alphabet Stories – A Fundraiser

There is no doubt that micro-finance can change your life. Sites like Kiva have provided many of us with the opportunity to invest in a specific entrepreneur’s efforts to lift themselves out of poverty. To me it feels like an antidote to the facelessness of aid and provides me with a real sense of being able to DO something – even if the scale is small.

But for some people, this small scale investing is not enough. Jasmin Tragas, for example, wants to setup her own micro-finance program with Opportunity International. Her goal is to raise $10,000 to set the program running – and to provide women in the Philippines with opportunities they would otherwise not have.

You can help Jasmin help others by chipping in here – and you can learn more about how micro-finance and social networks are coming together to make this project a reality.

2 thoughts on “Alphabet Stories – A Fundraiser

  1. Thanks so much for this post Gavin! Did you know one of the founders of Kiva @jessicajackley is on the board of Opportunity?
    Kiva seems do great work too 🙂
    I look forward to sharing the stories of the businesses that are funded for these women currently living in poverty, over this 2 year program which equips them with loans, training and support. Great to see people using Twitter uniting and getting behind this important cause with their tweets this week!

  2. #Kiva
    I have alot of good ideas which would probably get off the ground well with some nice capital. So many things to do any never enough time to do them though!
    Ah well, least i’ll know where to turn if I ever loose my job. Start my own company, =)
    If only it was that easy.
    Thanks for the post, =)

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