Viktor Nagornyy reminds me that atheists are sitting atop the leaderboard at Kiva.com — a website that “allows people to lend money via the Internet to microfinance institutions in developing countries which in turn lend the money to small businesses…”
Currently, the number 1 donating team on Kiva is “Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious.” Yes, that’s right. The team has over 3,000 members. It made over 10,000 loans. Wait for it, wait for it… The team loaned more than $300,000. It is incredible that atheists were able to come together and work for a common cause to help developing countries prosper. A simple step to a better future for the entire world.
The interesting thing is that number 2 team is Kiva Christians with over $200, 000.
That’s incredible. And kudos to the Christians for being in second. Not too shabby, either. (Though, I’m secretly thrilled the atheists are ahead of them.)
There’s no need for us to get complacent. Join the 3,000+ member group, give a few bucks, and be part of a shining example of atheists who do good because it’s just the right thing to do.