In our family this is the week we always do some charitable giving. This last week of the year is the perfect time to ramp up your donations so you can still take them as a deduction on your 2010 tax return. If you leave it until next week then you will not be able to deduct your donation until you do your 2011 taxes.
This year we are also including Kiva as part of our year end donation program. Kiva is the leader in the non-profit segment of peer to peer lending known as micro lending. Kiva provides interest free loans to predominantly female (around 82%) entrepreneurs in third world countries. These are often people that have no other way of raising money and without Kiva might never get their small business started. [Read more…]