Given our current economic predicament it’s easy to forget how fortunate we are to live in America; a place where what we frequently consider to be challenges are down right trivial if compared with those in many countries. It can be difficult to imagine an environment where hard work at best yields a meager existence and something as fundamental as safe drinking water is difficult or impossible to obtain. Unfortunately this is the sad reality for much of the world.

Shortly after founding Joseph Graves Capital Management I began looking for practical ways to impact this inequity and recently discovered a simple way to support those working to improve their lot through entrepreneurship by providing microfinance loans. Microfinance was pioneered by Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and has proved to be an effective means of combating extreme poverty while increasing the living standards of entire communities.
I’ve created a group here: WorldVision Group┬áManaged by World Vision, a not for profit humanitarian organization in Federal Way, WA making it easy to partner with me in this immensely important and personally satisfying endeavor (they even allow you to login with Facebook should you desire).
For less than the cost of a meal at Burgerville you can improve the lives of people in desperate need and in addition to being a tax deductible donation it’s also a great opportunity to do well by doing good.

Please join me in making a real difference in someone’s life; we have 30 days to exclusively fund our first loan to Justine Nibakure a woman from Rwanda to purchase rice, beans, and sugar for resale in her shop.

For more on how it works, go here: Microfinance Explained