Here's some irony, and a chance to do some good in the world. The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the largest religious congregation on charity website Kiva.org.

They are trying to raise $100,000 by the end of the summer and if you want to help, you can click here to join their team.

Kiva is a non-profit micro-lending institution primarily for the developing world. Typical loan requests are like, $1000 for some cows in Vietnam, or $1500 to open a shop in Cambodia. You choose which of the loans appeal to you, and donate a small amount, usually $25. When the loan is fully funded, 100% of the funds go to the borrower. They pay it back over time without interest. The money comes back to your account and you can take it or loan it out again (I suspect most of us re-loan).

Team FSM has so far provided more than 2100 micro-loans.

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What a great idea! I wish I had money to donate, lol. It's great that we can help out in this way.

Team FSM on Kiva passed one million dollars in loans recently! However, we're currently #2 in religious congregations, close behind Kiva Bahai, but ahead of Kiva Mormons. Now is the time to join! Kiva is giving away free $25 loans to new members. Its a great way to start and help people. 

Here is the link to begin: Free $25 Kiva loan  Be sure to join Team FSM. Happy lending :)

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