How One Person CAN Make a Difference


Have you ever wondered just how one person can change the world?

Let’s face it – there are numerous daunting challenges in the world we live in today.

Yet all of us as individuals can make a huge difference to the lives of those around the planet who are striving to create a better life from themselves.

Today I am inviting my blog readers to take part in the BLOG WITH HEART CHALLENGE for the month of December 2009.

Sometimes it takes so little to make a huge difference in the lives of others. Deep down we all want to help – we just need a prompt or a way of doing so.

One way of doing so is via Kiva – an amazing organisation that allows each of us to make a huge difference in a very simple and affordable way.

Check out the above video about how Kiva helped a man with no hands help himself in Sierra Leone.

You can watch more inspirational Kiva videos here.

People don’t want a hand out, they want a hand up – even if they have no hands as in this case.

For the BLOG WITH HEART CHALLENGE, you can team up with other readers of this blog to leverage your own contributions. The idea is that the readers of this blog contribute to Kiva and we form a lending team with the name of this blog.

This challenge is being held worldwide in the month of December 2009 and it will attract thousands of new lenders to Kiva and consequently help many more entrepreneurs around the world.

You can team up with other readers of this blog to leverage your own contributions.

You will still be an individual making a difference, but in partnership with others here to form a team.

How YOU can join the challenge with my blog – (It only takes two minutes)

Step #1 Register: Go to www.Kiva.Org and register.

Step #2 Join a lending team: Click on COMMUNITY in the navigation bar. Look for the box: ‘Search for a lending team’ and put the name of your favorite blog into the searchbox. Scroll down and push the “JOIN TEAM’ button.

Note: If you wish to support another blogger  – and cannot find his or her blog in the list, write to the blogger and ask them to join the challenge!

(You can join more than one team, if you like).

Step #3 Lend: Click on LEND in the navigation bar. Choose a group or person you would like to lend to. Click on “Lend $25” under the description. Click: “Loan added! Checkout>>” (This line appears when you click on “Lend $25”)

Step #4 Boost your team: On the ‘My Basket’ page. In the upper right hand part it says: “Count towards team:” put the name of your blog team in the box below.

Step #5 Pay: Click on ‘CONTINUE’ and you’ll be taken to the secure payment page.

Step #6 Enjoy lending a hand (and money) in order to alleviate poverty

Are you game? I am!

Please help to make the BLOG WITH HEART CHALLENGE a great success for all. You can do that by telling all your friends about it by email, or Twitter, or on Face Book, or other social media.

Email your other favourite bloggers about it and also get your friends to join the challenge.

Together, we can do it.

Win or lose this challenge, we are all winners!