Kiva finances microloans with local banks across the globe so folks can do things like get a loan to buy pig feed for the family farm.
A fund was set up from the sales of my two books, Grubbycup’s Simple Hydroponics (the simple one), and Grubbycup’s Garden Notes (the more advanced book). Thanks to Gentle Readers (like you), that fund is now one of the top 1% of lenders on Kiva. For that I thank you, and I’m pretty sure some folks who neither of us is ever going to meet thanks you as well.
I admit, I dislike the way the donation to Kiva is checked by default, but overall they seem to be doing good in places that can use some help.
This is why I never get bored. I sit down next to a soldering iron and a plain wooden box, and the next thing I know I’m playing with woodburning. I liked how it came out well enough to put a quick light coat of stain on it. One nice thing about this box is that it fits rolling papers almost exactly, which is very handy.