Since it is Mother's Day weekend, it is my choice. I wanted to find a way to help out another mom, since we all are searching for ways to provide what our family needs. I chose Kiva. I checked it out and offered a loan to Julia who lives in Peru and will be using the money to buy barnyard fowl and feed, to further support her family financially.
With Kiva, you may contribute as little as $25 to offer a micro-loan to men and women all over the world. Go here for a better description about how the borrower is chosen and how the loans are paid back. Honestly, I am not concerned about getting paid back, but I figure that I could always re-invest the money in another borrower if I do get paid back.
Good luck Julia!