I’m just getting used to my new website and learning the basics, so I thought that I would just add a short post today. If I wait until I have time to post something of epic size and great importance I will probably never write anything. On a similar note, I have always dreamed of doing great things, but life always seems to get in the way. In the mean time, however I can try to do little things that make the world better and hopefully my net contribution to society will be a positive one. One of the little things that I have discovered is Kiva, In their own words, Kiva is “a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.” Through Kiva I (and you) can lend small amounts of money to individuals throughout the world who would likely not be eligible for regular bank financing. They use this money to start and run small businesses, plant crops, send their children to school and many other things that most of us take for granted. As they repay their loans the money can be loaned again and again. So, if you are looking for a small way to make a positive difference, consider going to www.kiva.org and make your first loan.