Monday, December 22, 2008

a few words from Bono

From an interview he gave to the NY TIMES about Microloans:

Q. 5. How do you feel about micro-loans and micro-enterprise as a tool to end world poverty — by helping people help themselves to self-sufficiency? - Barry Stevens, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

A. I met Professor Microcredit himself last week to discuss this. A very gracious, very great man: Mohammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. You know that mantra, "Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he'll eat for a lifetime"? It's missing something: microfinance is the fishing rod, the boat, the net, etc. Cash and dignity, side by side. Part of Professor Yunus's brilliance was to lend the money to women, who are much more reliable at paying back loans. Maybe the mantra should be: "Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Give a woman microcredit, she, her husband, her children and her extended family will eat for a lifetime."

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Microloans Featured on Totally Tabletops!!

Our Microloan Gift Cards were just featured on one of my favorite blogs, "Totally Tabletops"! Thanks to the owner of Totally Tabletops and The Invisible Hostess, Sheena, for helping us sell more cards and help more women! Click here to visit the Totally Tabletops blog.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

EWOP Microloan Gift Cards featured on Popular Blog!!

Our microloan cards have been featured on the very popular blog, "Mama Manifesto!" Check out the very cool posting that mentions what our group's microloan cards go towards in "Christmas Gifts that Give Back." Thanks Mama Manifesto!

If you are interested in purchasing a Microloan Gift Card this holiday season, please click on the BUY button on the top right hand corner and we will send one out for you right away!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Buy a Microloan Gift Card Online!

We have set it up so that you can use Paypal to buy one (or more) Microloan Gift Cards! Simply click on the Buy Now button on the top right of the screen, pay, and we will mail out your order right away.

If you would like faster shipping, please do not order through Paypal. Email us at and we will adjust your price to include shipping.

Please note: There is a $1 fee (making your total $26) when using Paypal. This covers the cost of the Paypal fee charged.