UPDATE! Volunteer Journal #38 – 4th KIVA Loan!

I’ve made my fourth Kiva loan! Miraculous. This means I have been reimbursed in full three times by third world farmers, and people who don’t own shoes, while receiving not one (NOT ONE) piece of junk mail from Kiva or an affiliate. I’m so pleased I’m damn near speechless (as demonstrated by pic). Luckily I can still type. To put this accomplishment by developing world businesses in context…

Roller coasters have more stability than the US stock market, which continues to plunge and climb based on whether China sneezes or the Euro breaks up with its girlfriend. The US economy also might be taking a double dip soon, and yet…

A single mother in Ghana who lives in a mud hut has paid me back 100%!

For real. Let’s prioritize people. Lend tiny amounts of money to pull people out of poverty. You do not need that coffee from Starbucks - it sucks anyway and is loaded with sugar. Put your coffee money in a safe investment that pays major dividends in unadulterated feel good. ‘Cause sometimes ya just need that you know.

In short – Kiva for President!