Micro finance companies make it possible to help people become independent and solvent. I like knowing my small investment makes a huge difference to someone in a country where opportunity has to be dug out, one shovel at a time.
I just watched the news this morning about how women in one Arabic nation are still not allowed to drive in the year 2011. That makes me wonder how these women can take care of themselves if they don't have a family. These are the kinds of loans I want to make. Helping a woman on the other side of the planet to find her footing is a great way to share the wealth.
And so far, every single one of my loans has been paid back in full. No money is being made, don't get that wrong! I am happy to be repaid so I can re-loan the money again to another person hoping to make their way in the world. It's just that simple.