Milaap and Rang De
January 24, 2012 3 Comments
Philanthropy is of interest to me.But I have my own preferences when it comes to giving viz.:
1.When it comes to giving money I prefer to do it anonymously.When it comes to giving of skills I prefer to do it personally.
2.It is very important to me to in no way demean or belittle the recipient.
3.I want to empower people by my assistance,not cause dependency.
4.I dislike cold charity.
5.I dislike competitive giving.
6.I abhor hard selling by charities .
7.I dislike super exclusive philanthropic cliques.
8.I hate profiteering off the poor and self-serving , hypocritical philanthropy.
9.I would love to have the option to give as little or as much as I can or want without being judged.
Milaap and Rang De are my 2 new discoveries.I haven’t test driven them yet,But I promise I will blog about my experiences with them later.In the meanwhile you can find out more about these microfinance organizations from their respective websites here:http://www.milaap.org/ and http://www.rangde.org/ .In case you have wished for an Indian version of Kiva here is your chance to be a social investor.Rang De has been around for a while but Milaap is newer.So be warned and start with just what you won’t mind writing off as a mistake.I repeat I have not personally tested either site as yet.