I run an initiative called Help From Home http://www.helpfromhome.org/
that promotes and encourages people to micro-volunteer from their own home via it’s tagline of, ‘Change the world in just your pyjamas’!
Micro-finance is just one of the ways in which people can help others and as part of HFH’s remit to get people to think about others the HFH site contains links to many other micro-finance sites which I hope you’ll check out. You’ll probably know most of them but if there’s any orgs that you know about that aren’t included in the list then please let me know. I’m after sites like Kiva, ie, you lend money + get paid back or the interest earned on your capital goes to good causes.http://www.helpfromhome.org/links-goodcauses-microlending.htm
Just so that you know, Kiva is missing from this list as it serves as the main link into the above list from another page on the HFH website.
On another issue, I wondered if you guys and gals might consider voting for me in the prestigious UK TalkTalk Digital Heroes competition. I'm one of the 3 shortlisted people for the Wales region in TalkTalk's Digital Heroes competition for my efforts to promote micro-volunteering through my initiative Help From Home.
Would appreciate your support and if you're so inclined, you may wish to vote for me, Mike Bright, here http://www.talk-talk.mirror.co.uk/region-wales.htm
No registration needed, just vote and go! Voting ends Nov 12, 2010
This would be a huge break for me if I won, as the prize money and the 'opening of doors' that winning this comp would bring, would be used to set up schemes to promote micro-volunteering to school kids (Help From School), the responsible tourist market (Help From Holiday) and prisons. I already promote it to office workers and care home residents as well as to people within their own homes.
Thanks so much in advance.