So, it's my birthday.
I dislike celebrating it for a number of reasons. Rather unusually, from what I've gathered, the reminder of my mortality isn't one of them. It just seems like a lot of fuss for nothing.
I've decided, however, to turn today into something special. Not for me. I don't need anything. As it turns out, though, there are people who do. And there's a great way to help them out.
Kiva,org is a website that enables you, ordinary citizens, to help people help themselves Through them, you can provide a small loan (a microloan), to help them buy the things they need to aid their businesses. As the business grows, they pay you back for that loan.
It's a fantastic thing, I think, because it's not really charity. It's a loan. You get your money back. And people's lives improve.
This is all completely voluntary, of course, but if anyone was tempted to buy me a birthday gift, I would very much prefer it if you were to join my Kiva.org team and give a loan to someone trying to improve their lives. I have everything I need, even if not everything I want. They could use it more than I.
Here is the link to the team.
Be sure to just make it a microloan. If you try and do it in my name, you won't get your money back (the repayments will go to the website instead of back to you). I mean, do what you want, but at least this way you can get your $25.00 back.
Anywho, thanks very much! I shall be celebrating my birthday with sending book review requests and beta reading!
Have a fantastic day.