Saturday, December 08, 2007

My Next Toastmasters Speech

I've decided to give another speech this coming Thursday at Toastmasters, and I've chosen my topic: Making a difference with a Microloan.

I mentioned Kiva.org in a previous post, and today I joined up and finally made a loan of $25 to start out (I don't have much to spare until I make my first sale) and to the left of my postings, you can see the woman in Tajikistan I chose to make a loan to. I felt I could not give a speech about something I believe in unless I'm actually participating in it, so the good thing is that in making my decision to give this speech, it spurred me on to finally making that loan!

My speech is going to be about the benefits microloans bring to the poor of developing countries. I hope I can inspire some of my fellow Toastmasters to also make a loan during this holiday season of giving.

3 comments:

Carol and Chris said...

What a wonderful thing to do!! I've not heard of this before but am about to go and do some more investigating (I may even ask my friends and family to donate money to this rather than give me Christmas presents this year)

Good luck with your speech

C x

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

that's very cool. wish i could be there to hear your speech. :) best wishes!

Amy said...

Thank you Carol and Amy! I'll let you know how it goes.

Kiva is wonderful. And it's a great way to give rather than getting Christmas presents. Great idea, Carol!