Year end is the perfect time to reflect on your money reasons, or the reason that growing your money is important for you personally. As a result of the Earn Grow Give Movement related to my Amazon book launch last month, I was able to participate in 2 kiva.org loans to help women grow their business. This was one of my very own money reasons related to the launch of my book.
In both cases, each of these women needed just a bit more to complete their loan, so the small amount I donated meant that their loan was fully funded, at last. This was very exciting for me!
The women I chose to complete loans for are listed below:
- Kuvuna Munga, in Kenya, so she could expand her dried fish selling business
- Aby, in Senegal, so she could expand her cosmetic business
I imagined the joy each of these women got this week when they learned that the loans to expand their businesses had been fully funded, and this, in turn, made me joyful also.
Right now, making a financial charitable contribution may not be on your list of priorities. Maybe your top priority is to increase positive cash flow, or zero credit card debt. Think beyond where you are now, and create longer term money reasons. Then bring your focus back to the present to make your way there with smart money solutions that you can incorporate into your daily earning and spending habits.
Don’t get caught up in the doom and gloom. Focus instead on positive and proactive change. Think about how you can improve where your financial health right now. Look around you and see what’s working for others; there are people having financial success in this economy right now! And while you are at it, think about what brings you joy, especially as we enter this holiday season.