As some of you might know, or not, I won a raffle on FoodBuzz a while back.
I put the free fundage aside and out of my mind, figuring I would use it to buy some fancypants new kitchen gadget, or something edible that I normally would never buy with my limited grocery money.
However the other day I got really mad at the Taliban. No, like SUPER pissed. You don't even know. I can't even talk about it right now.
But the plus side is that I figured out what to do with the fun money! I put half of it into a Kiva account. Let me explain how this all ties together:
1. I read about Kiva over on 101 Cookbooks and it stuck in my head.
2. I won bucks on Food Buzz. Yay!
3. I read about Malalai Kakar being assassinated by the Taliban on Sunday. Boo!
4. I joined Kiva to spite the Taliban. Yay female empowerment! And lots of the loan requests are for women going into some aspect of the food business. Yep - the way to my heart is definitely through my stomach.
I contributed only half the winnings because I am really not that good. Honestly, who is? Please.
But it feels GREAT to be able to make a micro loan to someone. It's not charity, it's like drinking in a pub. I buy a round, you buy a round, and so one until every one is sh*tfaced. Sweet!
So, who has the next round?