It’s been a little more than a year since the birth of “hapa bento.” And back then when the first ads appeared…I thought I would use any potential earnings to buy personal items such as more bento stuff. :) The plan wasn’t to get rich, it was to support my bento addiction.
After much searching…I selected Kiva.
In their words: “Kiva’s mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending.”
How cool is that?
You can read more information about Mrs. Chhunna Chhay’s group here. In short, they’re requesting funds to support their grocery store in Cambodia!
So thank you, dear readers for purchasing bento-stuff from the online stores via my blog, it’s YOU who’ve made it possible to “help others to help themselves!”
The $125.00, will be re-loaned to another Kiva group or individual when we’re paid back. Very simple. And we can keep it going indefinitely!
Look! We’re global financiers!