Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ikrom needs a cow.



I think one of you here mentioned KIVA before. I finally checked it out and felt compelled to loan Ikrom some money for a cow.

The internet is bananas. We live in amazing, glorious times. We really do.

22 comments:

Meg said...

We gave our wedding ushers donations to use at Kiva as a thank you gift....I think it's so cool! I have no clue if they used them or not...I'd like to think the guys thought it was cool too!

Kathy said...

This is really great! I have never heard of this before. Thanks to you I just made two donations towards women working in agriculture. Yeah! So cool!

Paul Anater said...

We do live in amazing, glorious times. Thanks for saying that. People need to hear that and believe it, now more than ever.

Sparkershop said...

"The internet is bananas."

Ha! Love it. Love KIVA.

melissa said...

fantastic.....Kiva is the most worthwhile
charity Ive come across so far
Ikrom will be pleased!

Anonymous said...

I love this blog.

Basically all I have to say.

This place is great.

Goodnight,
Chase

s. said...

Heifer international is another great charity; not microlending but a similar idea of helping people to help themselves.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget EDAR - what a great idea. Let's help those here at home, too.

Zelda said...

certainly glorious time

lucitebox said...

I've never heard of Kiva, but have donated to Heifer International.

The internet is amazing.

Cristina said...

Kiva sounds like a great idea.
But how is that a gift - to give someone a gift certificate to give money to someone else?
you could have just donated the money to kiva, told them about it and bought the ushers a nice bottle of booze.

Beth said...

Cristina, the gift is the joy of giving. It is the happiness deep down inside that the ushers will get as they research and find someone on KIVA that sparks their imagination and speaks to their heart. The gift is the blessing they will receive by being a part of making a difference in another person's life.

In Eastern cultures, they sincerely believe it is better to give than receive. In The States, we are certainly more of a Me! Me! Me! culture. Yet I am betting that if the ushers have actually used their gift certificates, they have discovered what a great gift Meg gave, and I'll bet they enjoyed the giving process much more than they would've enjoyed a bottle of scotch.

Bravo, Meg!

*moggit girls said...

That is AWESOME amazing!

Anonymous said...

He has large hands. I'd give him money, too.

Cristina said...

I'm just thinking in terms of etiquette. I still say a group donation in honor of all the guests or wedding party would have been more tactful. That would open awareness to the site and give people an idea about how to contribute.

And I would hope that the usher's in meg's wedding were her friends and not of the me!me!me! generation.

Iheartfashion said...

KIVA is a fantastic site. Thanks for publicizing it!

hello gorgeous said...

I love this idea.

Joni from Cote de Texas introduced her readers to Donorschoose.org last fall and I love that as well. In fact, I just got a package from the kids whose class I donated something to - with handwritten letters and pictures of them using the item.

So much better to donate virtually directly - literally and figuratively - imo.

Lucinda said...

Olana Khan of Kiva commissioned my husband to do a painting for a wedding gift and that was the first time I had heard of Kiva. She has done a great job with this non-profit, it really is inspirational.

Lolo said...

And this is one of the many reasons I do love the internets. The good does completely outweigh the gibberish.

Bless you, bless us all.

Creme de la Mode said...

This is just about the coolest. I'm linking to them from my site. Thank you for posting about it!

Jill said...

I love kiva!

kimberly said...

Did you know KIVA was started by someone at TiVo? :)

In the past, everytime I tried to give money at KIVA, it told me no one was looking for a loan. I'm glad things have changed.