I just stumbled across this on another website. The idea of micro-loans to the working poor in various parts of the World has been around for some time. But this is a website that allows someone to directly assist a person to help themselves. Someone's life can be changed with something as simple as a sewing machine.
Whether you are a far right Conservative or a far left Liberal; this concept should be appealing to you.
Take a look at the site, I think it is a pretty neat idea.