Do good, make a comment and fund a microloan for free. It’s as simple as that.

In the later part of 2008 I was having a discussion with a good friend about people and their desire to do good. He had asked me a simple question:

“If you had a five figure amount of money and you wanted to do good, what would you do?”

I said that not only would I support a cause that I believed in, I would try to figure out a way to encourage others to do good as well knowing a lot of people doing good things — no matter how small — can add up to great changes. He handed me a check and said for me to use it how I wished to encourage the world to be a better place. This is the beginning of that journey…

I don’t believe that it has to take a lot of effort or money to make a difference in the word. There are an abundance of small things that anyone can all do on a daily basis to make the world a little better place at virtually no cost.

I believe that most of us want to make the world a better place if we have the opportunity. Many times all it takes is a little reminder to do the things you already know you should be doing. Other times it’s just a matter of letting a person know that there is an easy way that they can help others.

The premise of this blog is simple. I’m hoping that people will join me in finding ways to do good on a daily basis. It will remind people to make that small daily effort to make the world a better place. Even better, by simply following this blog and commenting, you will be making the world a little bit better by providing microloans to others.

For every comment that is left on a post on this blog, 10 cents will be donated toward a microloan through Kiva.org. The more comments from those following this blog, the more microloans that can be funded. The goal is to fund a minimum of $10,000 in microloans during 2009.

Each blog post will ask the readers to try to do something with me to make the world a little bit brighter. The first task, Give A Hug To Someone, is a pretty good example of what I have in mind.

I hope that you choose to join me and believe that as a group we can make each of the small differences add up to a big one. If you do, I welcome you with open arms and hope you will take the time to share this project with others that you know.

Jeffrey Strain

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