The short version:
So go ahead, download your free Audible audiobook and help pull a family out of poverty.
The long version:
After a lot of (internal) debate, I have decided to put ads on #selfie. I was hesitant at first because my aim for this podcast was not to make money but simply to spread the word about the great things young people are doing. It felt very hypocritical to monetize the show when most people I work with commit numerous hours a week expecting nothing in return. However, contacting, recording, editing, uploading, and promoting takes a lot of time, time which could otherwise be used working. After all, I am a university student with a coffee addiction and editing-induced-RSI. For these reasons, I have decided to run ads on #selfie.
However, I will donate any and all profits to the award-winning, not-for-profit organization Kiva. Kiva is not a charity, it is a website that allows individuals to loan money (usually around 25AUD) to entrepreneurs in developing countries. They can use this money to start a business which will hopefully pull themselves and their families out of poverty. Now, this is a loan, not a donation. So when the loaned money is repaid, I will then donate that money to Parkinson’s Australia.
So, when you download a free audiobook from Audible, not only do you get a free book, but you help to pull a family out of poverty. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
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