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A better way to be charitable: just give money

For years after people receive this year-long influx of funds, they earn more, own more, work more and are happier

4 July 2015

9:00 AM

4 July 2015

9:00 AM

Seven years ago I wrote here about a site called Kiva.org. I had met the co-founder of this charity when she came to Oxford in 2007 and was intrigued by her idea. Jennifer Jackley had been inspired to start the site by Muhammad Yunus’s work on microlending — the practice of issuing small loans to people in the developing world who would other-wise have no access to credit.

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