i wanted to share this amazing website i found through kate's blog today. it is called kiva. basically, they find entrepreneurs all over the world struggling to make a living and list them on their website. all you have to do is choose the person you would like to help out, and make a $25 donation - which is actually a loan. once the person of your choosing makes enough to pay the loan back, you can either withdraw your funds or re-invest them in another entrepreneur. how cool is that? read more about kiva here.
some other fun ways to help people:
help the UN donate rice to hungry people all over the world by playing a fun vocabulary game
shop online for handmade goods from artisans in developing nations
buy a pair of toms shoes, and a pair will be donated to a child in need