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I gave a micro-loan via kiva.org to Sra. Sonia in Leon, Nicaragua. It's here fourth loan from Kiva and this time she is using the money to pay for the university expenses of here daughter who is taking cla**** in Business Administration. Still $300 needed as of the time of writing!

When I decided to loan to Kiva, I looked through the different sectors to decide which I believed to be the most important. I settled on education because I believe that education is the key to improving standard of living in so many ways, both for an individual, and for the community in which the individual is living. Higher levels of education have been shown to limit excessive population growth and improve economic opportunities for both the current generation and following generation. These improved economic opportunities also make it easier for the individual to have some extra to help other in their community.

I'm also helping out with an event on my campus to raise money for micro-loans to college students in developing countries via http://vittana.org/.

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Comment by Mita Williams on April 1, 2010 at 7:25pm
Thanks for sharing this with the network - I was unaware of Vittana's work. I really like the idea of students helping other students. Its a welcome alternative to giving money to one's alumni organization ;)
Comment by David Anderson on April 1, 2010 at 7:28pm
Comment by Elastika on April 3, 2010 at 7:52pm
Hey Charles, you are invited to join Urgent EVOKE team on Kiva: http://www.kiva.org/team/urgent_evoke
:)
Comment by Douglas DiCicco on April 16, 2010 at 7:23pm
Vittana is a fantastic organization. Please consider joining the EVOKE team at Vittana: http://www.vittana.org/groups/69

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