In my past life (i.e. before kids and marriage) I worked in Mexico for two years. I saw first hand the extreme difference between the haves and have-nots. So, today on Mother's Day I made a loan via Kiva.com to a mother in Mexico who is trying to grow her business and support her family. I wanted to donate in Mexico because it holds a special spot in my heart and when I saw Susana and realised that we shared a name and that she was the same age as me, I knew it was the right fit.
The loans are small, they start at $25 but they make a huge difference when combined with loans from others. It feels great to know that I am going to be part of something that will allow another entrepreneur to succeed.