I believe in helping people, especially helping people help themselves. I think most people know the proverb: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
I found a website business that helps people in the poorest parts of the world with very small financial loans. It’s based upon group lending, whereby many people will make up a loan of a few hundred or few thousand dollars. The lending units, if you can call them that are $25 bits and you lend one to a team of people or a person. There is no financial reward, and your money is at risk it’s truly altruistic. However, the repayment rate is around 99% which is pretty amazing considering the people you’re lending money to don’t have credit scores.