There is no doubt that micro-finance can change your life. Sites like Kiva have provided many of us with the opportunity to invest in a specific entrepreneur’s efforts to lift themselves out of poverty. To me it feels like an antidote to the facelessness of aid and provides me with a real sense of being able to DO something – even if the scale is small.
But for some people, this small scale investing is not enough. Jasmin Tragas, for example, wants to setup her own micro-finance program with Opportunity International. Her goal is to raise $10,000 to set the program running – and to provide women in the Philippines with opportunities they would otherwise not have.
You can help Jasmin help others by chipping in here – and you can learn more about how micro-finance and social networks are coming together to make this project a reality.