MySpace Co-Founder and CEO, Chris DeWolfe, is giving Kiva.org gift certificates to his employees for Christmas so that they can provide microcredits (found via Fortune). You can gift Kiva gift certificates too by purchasing them on the Kiva website. That is a great idea to generate buzz and interest in Mircoloans and MicroCredit for international development. The Grameen Bank received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for its microcredit program, so I expect the concept to continue to grow. It is the teach a man to fish concept (and give him a few bucks to buy a pole and lure) that makes microcredits long-term more sustainable than giving out a loaf of bread.
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