Charity organizations are plenty and although we would love to solve all worlds problems we usually feel very reluctant to put our money in organizations that we don’t know and where usually we have no idea where our money ends.
The first time I heard from Kiva was last Christmas. I received a Kiva gift. 25$ to lend to a entrepreneur in the development world empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty.
Across time I see my money repaid and I have done other loans. A great thing is that you get updates how these people are doing and how they are working for a better life.
It was sincerely one of the most original and useful gifts I ever got.