During the sermon I mentioned three opportunities to give. All three are great in their own way.
Kiva specializes in microloans to small businesses in developing nations. Their About page tells you what you need to know:
“More than 1.7 billion people around the world are unbanked and can’t access the financial services they need. Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive.
“We do this by crowdfunding loans and unlocking capital for the underserved, improving the quality and cost of financial services, and addressing the underlying barriers to financial access around the world. Through Kiva’s work, students can pay for tuition, women can start businesses, farmers are able to invest in equipment and families can afford needed emergency care.
“By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, you can be part of the solution and make a real difference in someone’s life. 100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans.”
Five-n-Two Food Pantry provides food to people in our area. They do a great job but are going through a difficult season. You can set up a plan to give a small amount every month, but right now they could use some significant help. If you were planning to make a large-for-you donation to the non-profit I’ll be mentioning next, I’d encourage you to split the gift between that group and 5n2. And if you just want to give to 5n2, that’s great, too.
Spout Springs Church. You may have heard of us.