These days, Christian and other religious organizations, both here and around the world, are lending more than just a hand. Microloans - of as little as $100 - have become as much a part of their ministries as preaching the gospel.
Two items sparked by this article:
Why can’t more relief secular, religious, and governmental be in this form?
What can I do in the classroom with my skills and talents that even remotely approaches this level of effectiveness? I honestly don’t believe that my implicit comparison of third world relief and college teaching is apples and oranges. How do you leverage this kind of effectiveness? Could it be as simple as finding out what people need and helping them get it? Leverage like this and I begin to belive along with Archimedes that we can change the world.