A few years ago we got a Christmas gift from my father that was kind of different. We got money set up on an account for us at @kiva.org, an organisation that works with helping people get micro loans to start up a business or finance their studies etc. Once someone has paid back their loan you’re able to lend to someone new, and it goes on and on.
A while back I was logged onto the site and scrolling through the lists of people needing help and I was struck with the realisation of the huge amount of people in need today around the world. I’m extremely lucky and privileged to have been born into a well-fare country, and with that privilege I can actually help others.
If you want to start 2018 with making a change I highly recommend kiva.org, it’s simple and you don’t have to lend huge amounts yourself. Every little stream counts to make a river.
Photo by @aesoderlund