Moose Needs a Favor.

This is my dog, Moose.

Moose’s friends at The Dog Spot, his very favorite doggie day care facility in Boulder, have been hit hard by the Boulder floods. The owners of The Dog Spot (you may remember them from my recent blog post about how to run an extraordinary small business) are in trouble — they lost everything in the floods last week. Ben and Shannon escaped from their house by trekking perilously through waist-high flood waters, and now they have nothing but the clothes on their backs and their beloved pets. The business survived, but they’re now facing a massive rebuilding effort, and the herculean task of replacing all their possessions.

I started this online campaign to try to raise some money to help them, and it would mean the world to me if you would take a look and consider donating. Every little bit helps — even $5 would help them offset their living expenses and rebuilding costs while they’re trying to get back on their feet.

I normally don’t ask you for donations, but this is a very special situation, and these are extraordinary people. Thanks in advance for your support.

Moose says “Woof. Thank you. Woof.”

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The Woman and Her Cow

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I just got turned on to Kiva.org, and I’m enamoured.  You’ve heard of micro-loans?  Small loans given to small business owners in developing countries?  This site lets you become a lender, and lets you select individual entrepreneurs to finance.  The loans themselves don’t earn you any interest as a lender, but you get to see these people’s faces and hear their stories.  Once their projects are fully funded and the put their loan money to work, you actually get updates on how they are doing and what’s happening with their businesses.  Isn’t that a GREAT idea?  This website has apparently already loaned more the $6 million dollars to folks all over the world in the journey toward obliterating poverty.

This has been a good month for me at BloggingwithBeth, so I went looking for a woman entrepreneur to fund, and I found Maleyka Jebrayilova.  She lives in Azerbaijan and she’s looking for a loan of $1075 to buy another cow to expand her cattle-breeding business.  Can you help, even a little bit?  Kiva will process loans for as little as $25, and you will get the money back in monthly payments (there is risk, as in any microfinance project, but I think it’s low – you can read more about it here).  It takes literally a minute to register for the site and set up a profile, and then you can process your loan money for Maleyka through Paypal.  It is INCREDIBLY easy, and I’m not just saying that because I’m an Internet teacher.  :)

This is an AMAZING organization, so please consider giving it a whirl.  And definitely consider helping this woman buy a cow – I’ll bet she would be very grateful. 

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