I'm a big fan ofkiva.org- which is a site where you give microloans to folks in need from across the globe.
In fact, as a community we've given over $10,000 in Kiva microloans in ourGovLoop Kiva group.
Right now, Kiva is offering a free $25 trial loan at no costs to all new folks just use the link below...so yes, free money to donate...that's fun. Use my invite code below to get it (disclaimer - I get a free t-shirt which I'm happy to donate if 5 folks do it)
Let's pick a few loans as a community to fill:
I'll pick the first one - you pick your favorite and put in discussion thread.
First loan: http://www.kiva.org/lend/318713
A loan of $125 helps Elvie Janoyan to buy additional liquor and soft drink stocks to sell.
A member of GDMPC for almost year, Elvie has requested a loan of PHP 5,000.00 to buy additional liquor and soft drink stocks to sell in the local community. She hopes to expand her business and gain more profit in the future.