Every morning in the last 5 years I had a cup of latte around 10:30. It costs $2.60 a cup if I take my own environmental friendly cup. Without my own cup it's $2.80. This year the price of coffee went up to $2.90 with the cup and $3.10 without a cup. That is a 30 cents increased so with my environmental friendly attitude I decided that I would stopped going for my coffee. No, no I didn't say I would stopped having coffee, but only stopped going out for coffee. I started making my own using a plunger. It wasn't the 30 cents that worry me. I became bored with the coffee shop lately and I thought I could make a better use of that money. I decided to invest my money with KIVA, Loans that changes lives. KIVA 's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. I don't have to invest much; $25 - $50 is enough for each account. I will get my money back once the entrepreneurs started to make profit and repay back the loans. I can either get my money returned or re-invested with someone else. Being a stitcher I have chosen to invest in women starting up their own business with textile and clothing related small businesses.
So what does coffee have to do with it? I hope in this case coffee is leading me to support those who really need my help. I feel that by not spending $14.50 per week for coffee I can change someone's life with some of that money. If you are interested please visit KIVA to learn for yourself and become a lender like me...!