A friend once told him, after a rune reading, that he was put here by Odin to annoy people into doing the right thing. This collection is just one of the ways he accomplishes this.
I am proud to announce that 10% of my profit from The Phoenix and the Dragon’s online sales will be donated to create micro-loans for women and their children in Mexico, Central America and Africa.
Micro-loans are small loans that allow women to be independent and set up small business of their own. These small loans, from $25 to $100 dollars are enough, in rural, third-world communities, to purchase breeding pairs of animals, sewing machines, fruit trees and other capital. Micro-loans break the cycle of poverty.
Micro-loans mean women do not need to depend on charity, get married or depend on favours to derive an income and communities with micro-loan programs have shown dramatic increases in health and staggering decreases in HIV/AIDS.
Micro-loans have low to no interest and an exceptionally high rate of payback, which is used to create more micro-loans. Some even require the loan to be paid forward instead of back.
In cooperation with my Publisher, Smithcraft Press, I will be donating proceeds from my latest book to Heifer International and NamasteDirect.