Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wokai Silent Auction Items

Featured Item: Certificate for a Kaplan Review Course

  • Good for any Kaplan classroom or online course for LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, DAT, OAT, or PCAT

Theater & Entertainment

Sports and Recreation

  • Burton Custom ICS (men's) or Burton Feelgood ICS (women's) from
  • Tickets to a Mets game
  • Tickets to a Yankees game
  • 3 Private Yoga Sessions

  • Pink sapphire earrings from
  • 2 bottles Cartier champagne
  • Silk Scarf
  • 2 small end tables from Shanghai
  • Voucher for 2010 Tax Preparation from Summit Service LLC
  • Gift Certificate to ZipCar


  • Yunus Poster Autographed
  • One Hen Children's Book Autographed
  • Signed copy of FAI's Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day

  • Chinese Painting by Baohe Qi

  • Chinese Painting by Feng Lu

  • Chinese Calligraphy

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2009

    Get your tickets before they sell out!

    There's only one more week until the Launch! Hurry and purchase your tickets now: NY WOKAI LAUNCH!

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009


    Zemantaa> will be giving away $6000 (split) to the five charities who get blogged about the most before June 6. Please help us reblog and spread the word about Wokai!

    What is Wokai?

    Wokai delivers an internet microfinance platform that allows individuals to provide Chinese microentrepreneurs with loan capital. Our organization acts as an intermediary in this process, transferring funds from contributors abroad to microentrepreneurs in China through our field partners.

    Who does Wokai support?

    A typical Wokai microentrepeneur is a female rural inhabitant, living on less than $1/day. Her microfinance loan, ranging from $150-$300 dollars, provides her with the capital to start a small business. Her business varies by location, raising sheep in a rural grassland or operating a small fruit stand in a city center.

    With her income, she accumulates savings, which allows her to allocate money towards long-term investments like education and health. By the end of her loan cycle, she has experienced increased financial independence, bolstered self-confidence, and a strengthened sense of community.

    Learn more and contribute today at

    This blog post is part of Zemanta's "Blogging For a Cause" campaign to raise awareness and funds for worthy causes that bloggers care about.