Sunday, April 01, 2007

30 Deeds for 30 Days - Day 1


I decided to go global for todays deed. I wanted to give this website I found a try. For my first deed I went to Kiva.org and donated some money. If you've never heard of Kiva it's acutally pretty cool. From the site: "Kiva lets you connect with and loan money to unique small businesses in the developing world. By choosing a business on Kiva.org, you can "sponsor a business" and help the world's working poor make great strides towards economic independence. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates from the business you've sponsored. As loans are repaid, you get your loan money back."

The site is really easy to use and search so if you're so inclined, give it a look. Check out the profile of the person that I donated to here. You can see me listed on her page as a donor. Neat!

Leave me a comment! I can't wait to hear what you're doing!

3 comments:

Beany said...

Busting Out

An exploration of the history and politics of breast obsession in America, and its connection with breast cancer, breastfeeding and body image.

57 minutes
DVD-R version available
(View trailer - See Related Links below)
Color / Stereo
Closed Captioned
Grade Level: 10-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2005
Copyright Date: 2004
ISBN (VHS): 1-59458-253-X
ISBN (DVD): 1-59458-254-8

Directed by Francine Strickwerda and Laurel Spellman Smith
Produced by Stir it Up Productions LLC
Director of Photography and Editor: Roy Wilson
Original score: Erik Aho


"In a country where a flash of breast on television can incur a crackdown of puritanical proportions, BUSTING OUT may be the proper antidote." International Documentary Magazine

BUSTING OUT is a disarmingly honest and intimate exploration of our society's fascination with women's breasts. Directors Strickwerda and Spellman Smith unflinchingly examine the good, the bad and the ugly sides of this American icon, delving into the history and politics of breast obsession in the US. From breast-crazy men shouting "Flash those racks!" to the fears of breast cancer and the disparate attitudes of cultures worldwide, the directors leave no stone unturned in their quest to demystify the American breast.

BUSTING OUT combines personal story-telling with devastating analysis, sad case histories with humor, and frank talk of sexual subjects with the sweet innocence of a young girl shopping for her first bra.

Told from the point of view of Strickwerda who lost her mother to breast cancer as a child, BUSTING OUT will challenge both women and men to question our obsession with breasts, and to gain a healthier perspective.

The DVD version of this program is recorded on DVD-R which is not compatible with some older DVD players. See the new DVD page for more details.
Ok, So this does not relate to the above post, (I liked your idea though, what an interesting website.) but I wanted to let you know about that movie. Really, you should watch it.

Christina said...

For April 1st I made a donation to Catholic Charities.

Teresa said...

Hey Jen, thank you for bringing this charity to my attention. Such a simple, good idea. I've donated and am letting friends now about it. (This is La G btw :))