Sunday, August 3, 2014


Would you lend $25 to your friend for .... say 12 months?   Even if you knew there was a chance she may forget about it and not pay you back?

Would you lend $25 to a complete stranger for .... say 24 months if you knew you would get paid back at a just over a $1 per month?

This is just what I have done for the 120th time.   Lent money to a complete stranger.

This is Lynnie and she is from the Philippines   She is desperately trying to finish her catering degree but pennies have been short.  She needs to finish school as soon as possible because her family is going to be depending on her income next year to send her younger sibling to school.So she applied for a loan that is interest free through KIVA.

KIVA which is an amazing online charity banking service run by volunteers world wide I get to feel good about helping a young girl get ahead in life.

Over the past two years I have been selling secondhand books on ebay as a method to raise funds to add to my KIVA account.   These funds every week get to help another person with a foot up in life.

What is that saying ....  give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats everyday.

I often imagine what the world would be like if every person (who could afford to do so) donated a $1 a week to help someone else out in the world.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

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Coffee or Love

On my recent road trip whilst listening to the radio I heard a campaign a coffee shop was running.  Customers were asked to not only purchase a coffee for themselves that morning but also for someone who normally would not be able to afford one.  They were calling it paying it forward with coffee.  

 It was like a wake up call for me.   It has been awhile since I have made an effort to pay it forward personally. I do help others financially often with KIVA which is online. 

I still haven't had an opportunity in the last week to pay it forward in person.  However I am looking for the opportunity.

Have you done something for someone else and paid it forward recently?  

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hash Tag

#    Commonly called the hash tag.   
The correct term is Octothorpe.

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