Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Trying. Hard.

The picture you see is a young girl who is trying to make a life for herself by starting a bakery. She applied for a Kiva loan to facilitate that, and I was lucky enough to help her out. It makes my heart feel good.

Lately its been hard to fund any loans because Kiva has been featured on an AMEX contest... usually there's about 30 pages of opportunities but for weeks now there's hardly been a request. Hard to give, but not impossible... I've done 5 loans in as many days. When I started this my dream was to fund $500 of loans by year end. I'm up to $375, so I think I'm going to achieve my goal. I was feeling all full of myself when I saw another participant has funded over 1,600 loans (this is one guy... a guy named Ray). Wow... I can barely wrap my head around the impact that many loans has had on lives.

So.. to continue.

I *LOVE* tools... of any sort. I have more power tools than most men, and I know how to use them. When I learn something new, I almost always treat myself to the best tools, because I think that's the way to go. That's hardly commitment, that is probably greed. Following you'll find commitment...

I believe I feel like this about spinning.. I have good tools, but if I didn't, I think I would find a way to spin, come hell or high water. I admire these people.. making their crafts work in impossible situations. Making do. Creating, in order to create.

It's a higher art, if you ask me.

1 comment:

Gale said...

I found the very same thing with finding another lender with Kiva. My goal was far less ambitious than yours - the same 100$ keeps getting loaned out. It's so wonderful that a difference can be made with such a small amount of cash, that makes virtually no difference in the long run.