What is Kiva?
Kiva Microfunds is an organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to microfinance institutions in developing countries which in turn lend the money to small businesses…
Kiva recently announced the concept of “leading teams,” which lets an individual donor give in the name of a specific group.
Right now, a group called “Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers and the Non-Religious” is the second most popular team, with 320 members as I write this.
In first place? A group called 101 Cookbooks. They have 357 members.
*Shaking my head*
This is definitely an idea worth supporting. We hear far too many complaints about atheists not giving enough to charity; too often, those complaints are warranted.
This is a chance to benefit those less fortunate — and, as a bonus, you can do it in the name of atheism. Right now, the atheist group is also one of the largest in terms of which groups have given away the most money — over $12,000 from the heathens, which is simply incredible.
Let’s help the atheist team get to #1 in terms of number of members. More importantly, if you can give any amount in the name of a group, rest assured it’s going to a good cause.
(Thanks to Balthazar for the link!)