giving

 

“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”

Giving back is so important, and currently the focus of evershift is on Microfinance to be able to help as many as possible, as quickly as possible. Once loans are repaid in part or in full, the funds are immediately made available to someone else in need through an organization called Kiva.

If you would like to join us, we have a team page on Kiva:
http://kiva.org/team/evershift

Please note this is not for profit and members of Kiva Lending Teams continue lending as individuals, but they have the option to count each loan they make towards the overall impact of one of their teams.
 

why giving?

Giving is not a matter of moving money from your wallet to a charity or collection plate. It is a matter of realizing that there are others less fortunate than you, and you have a genuine desire to help them.

By helping someone, you give them encouragement, hope, and relief. The more people you help, the more joy you will experience yourself – as the old saying goes: what goes around comes around.

short stories for kids

At GivingTales we give 30% of our revenue to Unicef to help children in need around the world. Children can read along to learn the core values these incredible tales teach. Many of the themes in Hans Christian Andersen’s stories have relevance for children today, such as bravery, selflessness, and compassion.

Some of the best voices of our time read the stories, including Sir Roger Moore, Dame Joan Collins, Stephen Fry, Ewan McGregor, Sir Michael Caine, Joanna Lumley, David Walliams, Charlotte Rampling and Paul McKenna with more to follow in 2017.

Get the stories here

microfinance

Microfinance is a general term to describe financial services for low-income individuals or for those who do not have access to typical banking services.

Microfinance is also the idea that low-income individuals are capable of lifting themselves out of poverty if given access to financial services. While some studies indicate that microfinance can play a role in the battle against poverty, it is also recognized that is not always the appropriate method, and that it should never be seen as the only tool for ending poverty.


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