Here’s the answer to the question I asked you yesterday: the mystery photo was of the Broken Obelisk in Red Square on the University of Washington campus. I think its a pretty amazing sculpture, don’t you? I guess that would have been next to impossible to guess if you’ve never seen it before. ; )
I know I don’t usually talk about much other than my photos on here but there’s a new start-up company in Seattle I’m really excited about, so I thought I’d do a little write up. Its called Vittana and it facilitates microloans to would-be students around the world who can’t afford tuition. If you’re a student like me, you’re probably already struggling to pay your own tuition, but the great thing about microloans is that 100% of your $25 (or whatever you choose to loan) goes directly to the student and will be paid back to you. Here is the blurb from Vittana’s website:
“In most countries, student loans just don’t exist. The Vittana community is enabling students around the world to get access to higher education for the first time. When you make a loan to a Vittana student, 100% of your funds go to the student. Using your loan, the student finishes college (or vocational school), gets a degree and then gets a job. When the student repays Vittana, Vittana repays you the full amount of your loan — if you lent $25, you are repaid $25.”
If you know me personally you probably know that I’ve become really passionate about issues around education and social justice, so I was thrilled to hear about this company. If you have a few minutes, take a look at the How it works page on the Vittana website and see if you’re interested – and let me know what you think!
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**taken with kodak 400 on my canon eos rebel k2