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Blog Action Day:Our daily bread
October 15, 2008, 3:02 am
Filed under: Digital Strategy

In honour of Blog Action Day I’ve made a Kiva loan to Mrs. Hem Chenda’s Village Bank Group Bakery, in Cambodia, who has asked for a loan to buy sticky rice to make Khmer cake.

Kiva is one of the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending websites, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world. These entrepreneurs use their loans to start businesses that lift them and their communities out of poverty. It doesn’t take much and the majority of loans are fully repaid!

You don’t need to donate money to make a difference today, you could simply donate your time.  Free Rice is a game which will allow the donatation of 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.

The rice you donate makes a huge difference to the person who receives it. According to the United Nations, about 25,000 people die each day from hunger or hunger-related causes, most of them children. Though 20 grains of rice may seem like a small amount, it is important to remember that while you are playing, so are thousands of other people at the same time. It is everyone together that makes the difference. Thanks to you, FreeRice has generated enough rice to feed more than two million people since it started in October 2007.

Go and play for five minutes and see how many dishes of rice you can send. Then pick up your own banner and spread the word here.


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Awesome post, it’s great to see people taking part in such an important day.

World Vision are running a competition for the best Australian blog post affiliated with Blog Action day.
There are some incredible prizes including a guided tour of Google, Amnesia and Yahoo7 with flights and Accommodation included; you should check it out!

Comment by worldvisionaustralia

the link for the World Vision Competition is here:

Comment by katiechatfield

World Hunger Year co-founder Bill Ayers will be my guest on News Talk Online on at 5 PM New York time today to talk about World Food Day.

Please go to my blog at and click on the link to the show to talk to Ayers.


Comment by Gary Baumgarten

As you know I am a big fan of Kiva. I am topping up my portfolio as I type. Small change makes a big difference after all!

Comment by servantofchaos

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