Tag Archives: Sharing the Gift

A reminder of goodness in the world

Have you heard those stories about people pulling up to the coffee drive-through window, ready to order, only to find out that the person in front of them has already paid for their drink? What a gift! And often, that person turns around and pays for the person behind them – passing along the gift […]

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Sharing the Gift of a pig in Uganda.

The case for giving grants, not loans

Micro-grants? Micro-loans? A conversation with a friend about how our Small Business Fund grants compare with micro-credit programs gave me the chance to explain why SIA gives grants and not loans to help alleviate poverty. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It used to be common sense that micro-loans were the only way to ensure the sustainability of a micro-finance […]

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Serving to Honor Our Human Connection

*I’m working on upgrading our website. I apologize for the unfinished look!   This week, I am reposting a post I wrote in June 2012 reflecting on what drives me to serve others. I was reminded of this post and the special importance of #4 (Serving to honor our connection with all of life) when I came […]

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Ripples of Change

Have you seen this map? It shows just how BIG Africa is. It’s easy to lump a lot all together under the label of “Africa.” And yet, Africa is an entire continent – one that could fit the United States, India, China, Eastern Europe, and a number of western European countries, all within it’s borders! […]

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Different paths toward empowerment

The question “what does Spirit in Action do?” has many different answers. The thing is, Spirit in Action has two distinct approaches to empowering others. Small Business Fund On one hand is the Small Business Fund (SBF). Started in 2005, the Small Business Fund is a SIA-specific program where all grantees, whether they are in Uganda, […]

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