Why not empower individuals to reroute some AID/World Bank $'s through kiva.org?
Why not reroute some development money from World Bank to kiva.org by giving
taxpayers a tax credit/deduction for donating/loaning money to specific
projects on kiva's list or any of the other microfinance
individual-to-individual donation/loan agencies?
Even extremely large projects could be funded this way,because individuals can offer small bits that can add
up to a great deal of money for a particular project if enough people believe in it.
My wife and I loaned $25 last year through kiva.org to a woman in Togo who ran a
grain store and wanted to add a freezer so she could sell fish. In a very short
time enough people contributed money to reach the $1,200 she needed. She paid
all of our money back in one year right on schedule. Now we have loaned the
$25 to three women in Pakistan. We don't get any interest for loaning the
money, but we enjoy doing it. We study each proposal carefully, although the
proposals are already vetted at the village level. Some arrangements make the
whole village accountable for the loan.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- The research raises many ethical questions and puts to the test our current understanding of death.
What's dead may never die, it seems
An ethical gray matter
The dilemma is unprecedented.
Setting new boundaries
- A new concentrated solar plant is under construction in Dubai.
- When it opens next year, it will be the largest plant of its kind on Earth.
Believe it or not, for a few decades, giving people "milk transfusions" was all the rage.
- Prior to the discovery of blood types in 1901, giving people blood transfusions was a risky procedure.
- In order to get around the need to transfuse others with blood, some doctors resorted to using a blood substitute: Milk.
- It went pretty much how you would expect it to.
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