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microphilanthropy | Humanosphere

Microphilanthropy is becoming big.  We can all help others – even if we don’t have much to share ourselves.  Here’s an interesting article on a young couple who is making a difference through microphilanthropy.

Let me know what you think.



Microfinance is most simply thought of as providing — and managing — small loans or financial services to poor individuals or small communities who otherwise wouldn’t ever get on a regular bank’s radar screen.

Microphilanthropy is similar — philanthropy aimed at helping meet the needs of poor individuals or small organizations that otherwise might get the attention of many large non-profit, humanitarian organizations.

There’s a crisis of confidence in microfinance right now, usually, inaccurately, personified in the recent trials and tribulations of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist Muhammad Yunus.

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