If you want to do good by lending very poor people small amounts of
money so they can get a business up and running, go visit "http://www.kiva.org">Kiva;. They were swamped the last time I
blogged about them, but they've found some new opportunities for
Jeez, why wasn't that available when I launched my first business back in 1998? Back then my hubby and I were struggling on Welfare, rummaging through garbage cans in the middle of the night, trying to find things to sell so we could eat. We didn't have two dimes to rub together in those days and yet I still managed to scrape enough money together (took four years of saving) to get the $1,000 I needed to start P.A. Plus, a temporary services agency. A website like that could've made things a lot easier on me -- and might even have saved my marriage.
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