Micro-lending is growing fast in more ways than one.
As a phenomenon, and in the way it synergizes and energizes small businesses with hope and opportunity.
Kiva.org offers assistance to businesses, agriculture, families, and others — encouraging supporters to “recycle” their repaid loans (about 97 percent) for even more impact.
And of course, you don’t have to work through an organization. You can carry out micro-lending in your church, family, community — with the real people you come into contact with every day.
Welcome to FolksHelpingFolks.org…
“No one has ever become poor by giving,” as Anne Frank wrote.
By the same token, following the wisdom of Jack London, “a bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.”
We encourage all visitors to make a contribution to helping real people in real time —
Either indirectly, through our auspices or those of many other qualified assistance organizations —
Or — better still — in a direct, human way.
Remembering always that:
“While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.” (Chinua Achebe)