Teach them HOW to fish

Peer-to-peer lending lets you invest small amounts directly in a particular entrepreneur in a third world countries. This is not a charity but capitalism at is best - making small loans to the working poor to help them establish or expand businesses. I am a firm believer that in order to truly help others we need to help them how to do business on their own.

Kiva is an organization that is using the power of the Internet to facilitate one-to-one connections that were previously prohibitively expensive. 

Stop giving them a fish, teach them how to fish and they will never be hungry again!