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Sunday, January 27, 2008

We need to set up small communities locally, where we are of service to each other

Microcredit Lending January 26, 2008 • 2 Comments
I’ve started lending out some small loans at Kiva. This is an excellent site that is getting a lot of good reviews. Most of the people seeking loans are women from the Third World wanting to set up small businesses. I highly recommend this site — it’s reliable and the return rate on the loans is nearly 100% (similar to the experience at Grameen Bank in Bangladesh). Go ahead and sign up! If you don’t have much money, you can even give loans as small as $25.
You know, I’ve been thinking about how the catchphrase for the 21st century is: think globally, live locally. In other words, we need to set up small communities locally, where we are of service to each other, while also making contributions on the global scale and being mindful of how our actions are affecting others on this planet. The difficulty is not really about learning how to do this, so much as it is about unlearning all the old, egoistic ways.
What a marvelous time we are living in, though!
“Remember that you are at an exceptional hour in a unique epoch, that you have this great happiness, this invaluable privilege, of being present at the birth of a new world.”— The Mother
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