This really is the gift that can keep on giving and the team here at Mojomums think that this great initiative by Lendwithcare.org has taken gift vouchers to another level – here you can buy a voucher of your chosen value (starting from £15) and that money will go to an entrepreneur in a third world country and once it has been repaid, the recipient can then withdraw the money as cash or re-invest in another budding entrepreneur time and time again.
Mojomums founder Sally Overhead is buying a voucher for her 9 year old daughter this Christmas. She believes that children in this day and age, in the Western culture, can become far too unappreciative of what they have and wants to show her daughter how the voucher she receives will help someone in need, someone less fortunate than herself.
Dragon’s Den star Deborah Meaden is a supporter of the micro-loans website and has visited Cambodia to see lendwithcare.org in action. She said: “I love the concept of Lendwithcare.org, and the voucher scheme is a wonderful twist on the traditional Christmas gift. Your loved one can spend their Christmas money on socks, the latest computer game – whatever they like. But not before it’s gone to the other side of the world and helped someone out. And if they prefer, they can keep lending the same money time and again, helping person after person.
Joanna Lumley kindly lent her voice to an animated short film that tells the story behind a lendwithcare.org gift. The animation was paid for by an enthusiastic lender who wanted to help spread the word about lendwithcare.org having been through the difficulty of getting finance for his own business.
Joanna Lumley said: “I am absolutely delighted to support this initiative, and to lend my voice to this charming film. Lendwithcare.org is such a perfect way of helping people out of poverty, on their own terms- and of course you get to see exactly where your money is going, because you choose the individual you wish to support. I will be giving Lendwithcare.org vouchers to everyone I know this Christmas. I think it’s wonderful.”
Gift vouchers range from £15 and are available in various designs, which can be sent via email, downloaded and/or printed as late as Christmas morning. They are available at www.lendwithcare.org
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