Here's what I want to do.
I want you to think back to that time. You remember the story? Cool. Post it in the comments below. Next 23rd (8/23/11) myself, and a few others, will pick the best story.
If you like a certain story you see- tell us.
The winner gets a $50 bucks to Kiva.org
- This is a personal story- as in it happened to you.
- This wasn't something your parents, or other family, did for you (I will give preference to story about strangers).
- This benefitted them, your benefactors, in no way.
- This is my little contest-thingie; and I can make new rules, or change old ones whenever I feel like it. >;-)
I really like Kiva and what it's about. It makes micro loans (small for us- huge for the people getting them) to poor people all over the world to help them start businesses, expand them, fix houses, or just generally improve their standard of living. The get the money form people like me in really small increments. $25 bucks will get you started. If I give someone a $50 certificate- I'm actually going to make them use the money on Kiva. :-)