When I started doing surveys for money BEB absolutely hated the idea. He thinks that my time is more precious that the amount they pay me for it and I do see his point. But I didn't mind doing them because some of them were interesting and it was kind of fun doing them. So I promised BEB that I'll donate all the money I accumulated from surveys.
When I got my first check, I even went ahead and researched where I'll be sending my money once I have accumulated it a bit. And I found the right candidate for my hard earned money: kiva.org. They are doing some fantastic work by providing micro-loans to the people in third world countries who want to start their own small scale business. They are also asked to return the loan once their businesses are running. I think this is the best way to let the money serve more and more people. And I'm glad to share that I have finally accumulated enough money though surveys to match their minimum donation amount i.e. 25$. It will be slightly more than that when I get my payments from the other survey site. I'm feeling good that finally I will do something that will make a positive impact on someone else's life.
The only sad thing is that it will have to wait until I come back from my vacation from India. I'll cash out whatever is pending in my survey accounts and put it up for loan on kiva.
If you have got some money earmarked for charity and are not sure where to use it, go check out kiva.
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