In celebration of International Human Rights Day next friday (Dec. 10th) we (the staff of Mount Currie Coffee Co.) will be donating the entirety of our tips to a Kiva loan account! Then, Mount Currie Coffee will match every dollar earned for the cause! Kiva is a micro-finance institution that makes it simple and easy to give out direct, no-interest loans to aspiring entrepreneurs in developing countries. Check it out! www.kiva.org
Here's how it will work: The money is loaned out, then utilized and then payed back in a timely manor...pretty simple. But what makes this so awesome is that once they're paid back, the funds can be loaned out as many times as you like! Thus one loan, is actually several loans. We're really excited to take part in some international development, but I encourage you to do so as well! Kiva loans make great holiday gifts!